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Obese Drivers Far Less Likely To Buckle Up
2012-04-27 08:50:04

Finding comes from UB researchers who found in 2010 that obese people are more likely to die in a crash Obese drivers are far less likely to wear seatbelts than are drivers of normal weight, a new University at Buffalo study has found, a behavior that puts them at greater risk of severe injury or death during motor vehicle crashes. The UB study found that normal weight drivers are 67 percent more likely to wear a seatbelt than morbidly obese drivers. Drivers were considered overweight...

2012-04-20 10:30:24

Primary seat belt laws mean even high-risk teens stay buckled up into adulthood While most teens do buckle up when driving, new research shows that novice teen drivers who live in states with so-called "secondary enforcement" seat belt laws are less likely to use the life-saving devices than those in "primary enforcement" states. The research, conducted by The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and State Farm®, is published in the American Journal of Public Health. The research...


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