As the price of gasoline continues to rise and we spend more and more time sitting on our choked roadways, while our insatiable thirst for oil compromises our national security and contributes greatly to global warming, I keep waiting for some proactive commentary in the “Driving” section of The Herald.
Instead, week after week, Larry Lark and Mary Lowry stress the horsepower of the motor, how fast it goes from 0 to 60 mph, how cool it looks, and how much fun it is to drive the car of the week. Often, there is no mention of the fuel economy rating, and if there is it is usually buried deep in the article. It seems to me that the amount of gasoline a vehicle uses, and its emissions, should be of paramount importance. How about stressing those attributes, along with safety ratings, resale value, etc? And while they are at it, review alternative-fuel automotive technologies. We need to make real changes right away; we are messing with our children’s futures. When it comes to opinion and commentary, a newspaper — yes, even the automotive section — should occasionally prick our collective conscience!