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Women Are 73% More Likely To Die In Car Crashes Because Of Poorly Designed Crash Test Dummy

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Women Are 73% More Likely To Die In Car Crashes Because Of Poorly Designed Crash Test Dummy

2019-07-19 17:56:291 Oct 2018 01:53 AM EST

American car companies use one type of female test dummy, she's five feet tall and weighs 110 pounds. An average American woman weighs 170.5 pounds and stands nearly four inches taller than the test dummy. Female car-crash victims are 73% more likely to die or suffer a serious injury in a car crash... Regardless of different factors like passenger's ability, the car model, and seat belt usage. Male test dummies were the only kind that were widely used until 2003, says Business Insider. "Manufacturers and designers used to all be men. It didn't occur to them they should be designing for people unlike themselves. Designers still have a long way to come in terms of making a dummy that will save the lives of women.

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