Women are killed in car accidents more often than men
According to the research of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the U.S.A., women die in car accidents more often than men by 17%.
Female drivers have a risk to die in a car crash higher than male by 25.9% in the 21-30 aged-group. The percentage of women passengers are killed in a car accident increases by 29.2% compared to the male passengers.
The report of 349 pages analyzed the statistics of car accidents on the American roads over the past half-century, presents the findings that due to a more muscular body men are better protected from the impact energy when collision of cars.
35-years-old people of both sexes have an equal risk to die in car accidents, and a risk of elderly male drivers (65-74 years) is higher than female. Nevertheless, the study showed that elderly women passengers have a risk of death in a car crash higher by 11.2%. The main conclusion of NHTSA is – “Retirees with a good level of health continue to drive, while their counterparts with weak level of health go as passengers”.
Now days NHTSA plans to change the crash tests ratings carried out by the agency, taking into account safety characteristics of elderly drivers and passengers.
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