Have you guys seen these cars zooming around your cities/towns?
I saw one today on I-85, which is one of Atlanta's major freeways.
People drive like maniacs all throughout Atlanta, but especially on the freeways, including I-85. (It's a joke that 85 is the name of the freeway, and also the average speed..... this is actually true.) Atlanta drivers are also notoriously aggressive.
And, like most other places in America, a lot of people who live here still have big pick-up trucks and big SUV's that they bought back when gas was $1 or $1.50 a gallon. (My husband drives a big SUV - which gets 16 miles to the gallon!!! - we bought it when gas was selling for $1.40 a gallon..... of course we had NO CLUE what we'd be paying for gas now. Our monthly gas bill, for 2 vehicles, is now larger than our monthly car payment for his SUV. Insane.)
My point is.... although I really LIKE the idea of these Smart Cars, I just don't think I'd feel very safe in one. It kind of looks like a Kroger shopping cart, covered with plastic. Just not a lot between you and the outside world..... basically a small step up, safety-wise, from a motorcycle.
What do y'all think? Would you be willing to drive one in the city you live in? Including on the freeway? Would you feel safe?