Study: Women Are More Likely To Be Injured In Car Crashes
Oct 24, 2011 10:37
While most of us think that wearing a seatbelt while being in a car will likely save your life, a new study has found that women who wear these safety devices are in fact at a greater risk than their male counterparts:
"The investigators found that female drivers wearing seatbelts were more likely to be injured than male drivers wearing seatbelts, and that belted female drivers suffered more chest and spine injuries than belted male drivers in comparable crashes."
The reason why women are more prone to injuries caused by seatbelts is due to their "relatively short stature, preferred seating posture and a combination of these factors yielding lower safety protection from the standard restraint devices. In other words, seatbelts aren't designed with ladies in mind.
Of course this doesn't mean we should stop wearing seatbelts, but maybe its high time that manufacturers devise a new, customizable seatbelt that works for all body types.
Vossen Wheels got their hands on a Mercedes-Benz S550 and decided to give it some art makeover. Inspired by Jon Olsson’s winter-savvy Audi RS6, it features 3M reflective vinyl bodywork that come to live under UV lighting. Check out a few more pictures below: Read more
There is no denying that most vans look quite similar. They look dull, nondescript and are usually painted in white. Manufacturers don’t bother making vans look “beautiful” or stylish. After all; their primary use is to transport cargo, and not to compete for any style awards. Read more
Road rage is so scary because it can turn a what seems to be a docile and friendly person into a monster. This Polish road rage incident is perhaps anyone's nightmare because instead of the usual bullying incidents, this guy here pulls out a gun. And shoots. Read more