Occupant fatality rates in all basic vehicle classes have been going down since 1997. The overall conclusion from the NHTSA Research Note is that "compact cars have the highest occupant fatality rate while the "large vans" category has the lowest occupancy fatality rate.
Since reaching a peak in September, the price of gasoline in the United States continued to decline through mid-December and drivers are reacting to these moderating fuel prices. The December 2005 Fuel Price Impact Survey conducted by AutoPacific’s (http://www.autopacific.com) VehicleVoice (http://www.vehiclevoice.com)confirms that many consumers are paying less for gasoline but are still very aware of the long term effects of gasoline priced above $2 per gallon. The Fuel Price Impact Survey is based on the results of a VehicleVoice Internet survey with 1,122 respondents who completed the survey between December 13 and December 19, 2005.
We at the Toyota Motor Corporation are writing to address certain misconceptions that have arisen about your Toyota Prius model, which we are proud to note is driven by many celebriies, including Prince Charles and HBO's Larry David.
As the price of gasoline in the United States continued to decline from September and October peaks, the November 2005 VehicleVoice Fuel Price Impact Survey conducted by AutoPacific confirms that many consumers would consider switching the type of vehicle they drive, though not quite to the extent they indicated two or even one month ago. The Fuel Price Impact Survey is based on the results of a VehicleVoice Internet survey with 1,153 respondents who completed the survey between November 15 and November 21, 2005.