Women More Likely To Be Injured in Auto Accidents Study Says

Women who wear seat belts are 47% more likely to be injured in a car accident compared with men who wear seat belts, according to a study by the American Journal of Public Health.

The above line is the first line in an October 28th post on the USA Today blog Drive On. Women’s average height and weight proved to be the main cause for the higher frequency of injuries. Air bags and car design seem to be the problem with cars produced before 2008. Older cars are designed in a one size fit all mold. Today’s cars are being build to sensor how big the driver is and change the way an air bag is deployed during an accident.

For the whole story, check out this blog post on USA Today’s blog, Drive On.

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