Mythbusters claimed to prove that motorcycles are worse for the environment than cars, how long before the government taxes motorcycle owners?

The following motorcycle-related question was posted on Yahoo! Answers and our answer was voted the best…

Question: Now that the Mythbusters proved that motorcycles are worse for the environment, how long before the government starts charging you extra to own one? (Asked by Jay Seven)

Our Answer: In order to do a real analysis about this issue, you need to analyze and study more than emissions and fuel economy. Shouldn’t we also consider the material that motorcycles and automobiles are made from and the effect of manufacturing each type of vehicle has on the environment? How about the fact that larger vehicles do more damage to roadways which in turn require fixing, which brings up even more environmental pollution when you consider the machines and material to rebuild roads.

Motorcycles versus Vehicles - Fuel Economy, Pollution & Emissions

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