Women drivers wearing seat belts that are involved in car accidents are 47 percent more likely to be seriously injured than men. In a study published by the American Journal of Public Health, the reason for this bias may be due to safety features.
Safety features of motor vehicles are built with the average male body type in mind. This realization can account for numerous injuries women suffer in car accidents. An example includes the placement of head restraints in the vehicle. The restraints are positioned for the average male. Women’s necks are different in height and strength which result in serious head injuries.
The smaller build of women also create risks for lower body injuries. Researchers suggest that vehicles adapt their safety designs towards women so that there could be a decrease in female harm.
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