It may surprise many to know that SUVs are illegal in many residential streets in California. Most California streets have size and weight restrictions, prohibiting passage of cars above a certain weight. These laws and signs were probably passed before any car maker ever dreamed that something such as an Escalade would sell.
I understand that this is fairly old news, (the linked article is from 2004), but brings up a pertinent question: what kind of impact do these large vehicles have on our roads? Residential streets are signed to limit vehicle size for a reason, they weren’t designed to handle larger vehicles. If continued use of SUVs leads to a shorter lifetime of residential streets, shouldn’t local jurisdictions be citing those in violation?
Posted by: Johnny D.
Cartoon from Slate.com