The wreck happened at 11:41 a.m. about 6 miles west of Fairmont near Stuarts Mill Road, according to a report filed by Trooper M.J. Connor.
[The female driver] was traveling east on N.C. 130 when the car entered a curve and ran off the right side of the road, the report said.
The car, a convertible, hit a highway sign, rolled over and landed on its top... [the driver], who was wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene, the report said.
These tiny demi-cars are dangerous simply because they do not possess the size or weight to survive serious impacts with conventional vehicles.
They are the product of government intervention, beginning in 1975, when Congress first authorized CAFE standards ostensibly to "save fuel."
As Deroy Murdock observes, "In a crash, most drivers would trade lower MPG for protective layers of thick steel."
Team Obama is fueling [$3,000] anticipated price hikes [per car] by boosting CAFE standards from 35.5 miles per gallon in 2016 to 54.5 MPG by 2025.
The laws of physics are stubbornly impervious to Obama’s green slogans, no matter how abrasively he shouts them. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety concluded in 2007 that “None of the 15 vehicles with the lowest driver death rates is a small model. In contrast, 11 of the 16 vehicles with the highest death rates are mini or small models.”
J.R. Dunn lays out the casualties of the green death merchants.
How many deaths have resulted? Depending on which study you choose, the total ranges from 41,600 to 124,800. To that figure we can add between 352,000 and 624,000 people suffering serious injuries, including being crippled for life. In the past thirty years, fuel standards have become one of the major causes of death and misery in the United States — and one almost completely attributable to human stupidity and shortsightedness.
When it comes to exploiting a tragedy to push gun control, the progressives screech, "It's worth it, if we can only save one child!"
How about saving the thousands of men, women and children each year, sentenced to death or horrific injury by insane, useless standards mandated by the government?
Hat tip: BadBlue News