Falling in the "it could only happen in Claifornia" column Slate Senior Editor Andy Bowers did some digging and discovered how crazy SUB weights really are. In claifornia many residential streets, including ALL residential streets in Santa Monica, Beverly Hills and Pasadena, prohibit vehicles that weigh over 6,000 lbs. Bowers looked it up and popular large SUVs including the Chevy Tahoe and Surban, GMC Yukon, Toyota Land Cruiser and Sequoia, Lincoln Navigator, Mercedes M Class, Porsche Cayenne S, Dodge Ram 1500 pickup and of course both the H2 and H1 Hummers. The policies that set-up the ban on 6,000 lb vehicles never had SUVs in mind, mainly because they were put in place long before the popularity of such vehicles took place. But they're in place because these size vehicles cause more road damage, makes more noise and is more dangerous to pedestrians and smaller vehicles. I wonder what Ahnold has to say about this? 


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