To this, I say duh. My Mercury Sable was totaled by a Jeep Wrangler in a low-speed crash, and my poor Cirrus was done $3,000 worth of damage in a low-speed crash with a Ford SUV (which came out undamaged).

It’s nice that somebody is finally calling attention to the fact that SUV and car bumpers do not line up, and that is a BIG PROBLEM. Kudos to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for finally noticing.

Car bumpers are required by federal standards to extend from 16 to 20 inches from the ground. SUV bumpers have no standard whatsoever. Come on, let’s be consistent about it! Unless you can certify that your particular SUV or truck will be used for Farm Use or that it will not be used for general road transportation, the bumpers should have to follow the same standard as other on-road passenger vehicles.

Scott Bradford has been building web sites and using them to say what he thinks since 1995, which tended to get him in trouble with power-tripping assistant principals at the time. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from George Mason University, but has spent most of his career (so far) working on public- and private-sector web sites. He is not a member of any political party, and brands himself an ‘independent constitutional conservative.’ In addition to holding down a day job and blogging about challenging subjects like politics, religion, and technology, Scott is also a devout Catholic, gun-owner, bike rider, and music lover with a wife, two cats, and a dog.