A recent study on display in the American Journal of Public Health reveals that women are 47 times more likely to be injured in a car accident than men.
These gender-biased results are said to be due to safety features. Vehicle safety features are typically designed with men in mind. Therefore, women who are, on average, shorter in height and possess a smaller frame lose certain benefits of these features. For instance, women suffer injuries to their lower body because they have a shorter build than males and therefore the seat belt does not work properly.
To reduce the number of women severely hurt in car accidents, the study suggests that vehicle manufacturers tailor their safety features towards the average woman’s body. These adjustments will aid in the decrease of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.
If you have been injured in a car accident, please contact the Wausau motor vehicle accidents lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 today.