Women drivers are 47% more likely to fall victim to serious injury or death than men, according to a new analysis by Select Car Leasing.
The study of accident data also showed the likelihood of a female sustaining a serious injury is 71% higher than a man.
Research from the University of Virginia reported these stats in 2011 and reassessed them again in 2019. Shockingly, they found that practically no advancements have been made in equalling the danger for each gender over the decade.
The case is even worse in the US, where still only 1 crash dummy is used and she’s 5ft and weighs only 7 stone, not exactly representative of the average female.
Additionally, despite the fact that car crashes are the number 1 cause of foetal death related to maternal trauma, a seat-belt has still yet to be developed that works and is safe for pregnant women.
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