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Automobile Industry / Sport Utility Vehicles #169820

ABC Evening News for Friday, Oct 17, 1997
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Washington: Lisa Stark) Movement in the automobile insurance industry to raise rates for heavyweight sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks because of damages in accidents featured; crash test shown. [Highway Loss Data Institution Kim HAZELBAKER, Farmers Insurance Group Diana TASAKA, Sport utility vehicle owner Ken MUSGRAVE, Coalition for Vehicle Choice Diane STEED - comment on the vehicles, the accidents and insurance rates.]

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(New York: James Walker) A closer look at the currently hot sport utility vehicles featured; details given of their cost, miles per gallon and sales rates. [Three Sport utility vehicle DRIVERS, Automobile magazine David DAVIS - talk about the cars.]

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) The issue of auto insurance rates on the gubernatorial election in New Jersey, where Governor Christie Todd Whitman is now in a dead heat with challenger Jim McGreevey noted.

Sawyer, Diane;
Stark, Lisa;
Walker, James

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