Slate: California’s SUV ban

Andy Bowers noticed a sign near his house prohibiting vehicles over 6000 pounds and upon further investigation discovered most large SUVs are technically banned in entire cities.

Just as most of us instinctively check our speed when we drive by a police car, these luxury truckers should think twice about cruising illegally down Wilshire past a Santa Monica cop. If a few Tahoe owners got slapped with tickets for driving while overweight, the rest of them might actually start learning where their vehicles are legal.