SUV makers under new pressure, promote safety

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By John Crawley WASHINGTON, Feb 25 (Reuters) - The auto industry aggressively promoted the safety of sport utility vehicles on Tuesday as manufacturers braced for fresh criticism from regulators and inquiries from Congress. Two weeks after publicly promising to do more to improve SUV safety, auto makers rolled out statistics they say indicate the vehicles pose no more of a risk to drivers and passengers than do cars. "At a minimum, SUVs are as safe as automobiles," said Rob ...

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