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Car safety features not designed for women, study suggests

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The American Journal of Public Health issued a study that determined women have a higher chance than men of sustaining a serious injury in a car accident.

Researchers believe this statistic is based on the fact that safety features located in motor vehicles are created for average males. Women’s bodies tend to be less heavy and shorter in height than the average male. The study states that women who are involved in car accidents are 47 percent more likely than males to receive serious injuries as a result.

The study was conducted with data collected from car accidents between 1998 and 2008. Certain vehicles now regulate safety features to be constructed with women in mind. Different studies show that men are 77 times more likely to be involved in a fatal car accident.

If you have been injured in a car accident, please contact the Madison motor vehicle accidents lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 today.