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Message Posted: May 31, 2013 12:09:57 PM

Young women are more likely to die in a car crash than a man their age, because they are more fragile, according to a new report this month from federal safety regulators.

The study, authored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, was not meant to determine which gender is more likely to text or speed – risky behaviors that lead to crashes, (although, young men are more likely to speed). Rather, NHTSA tried to compare how men and women fare when involved in otherwise similar crashes.

Overall, women were the most vulnerable, 17 percent more likely to be killed.

According to Paula Eisenstein of the Detroit Bureau, between the ages of 21 and 30, female drivers are 25.9 percent more likely to be...

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priver
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 9:24:29 PM

another reason not to let them drive..
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txrojo2005
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 9:39:28 AM

That is true for all young people, not just women.
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weshyatt
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 1:40:30 PM

so true
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philbh
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 10:25:06 AM

old news
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weshyatt
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2013 9:28:17 AM

ok
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jowa
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2013 12:29:02 AM

young men survive because they are driving heavy muscle cars. women are driving fuel efficient tin cans. they crumple easier than those big trucks.
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2013 1:16:58 PM

Interesting
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2013 12:01:13 AM

amusing to read some of the complaints... maybe it'd helped if you'd figure out that this is one of GB gods, senior analyst Patrick DeHaan. If you haven't gotten a clue yet, look up what the bus stands for in the vehicle "earnings."
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2013 7:48:51 AM

DJ: note it's PD's blog. It stays up till the next work/business day.
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2013 7:05:05 AM

Old
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weshyatt
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 1:31:05 PM

lack of experience of driving.
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 11:18:24 AM

Not a real surprise...
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 9:40:50 AM

it makes sense since women have a smaller frame.
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 9:32:48 AM

old article for more than 3 days now. move on
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 9:30:06 AM


The last time I checked the odds of dying are 1:1.
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 9:26:55 AM

old
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 9:21:47 AM

super old
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 9:21:30 AM

Still sad and still old.....
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 9:21:27 AM

Fragile? BS More likely to die because of more distractions? I can believe that, but fragile? I think not.
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 9:20:30 AM

Young women face greater risk of dying in vehicle crashes, NHTSA? If the vehicle crash is hard enough, male OR female drivers have a chance of dying in a vehicle crash. Males have more muscle and bulk, females need padding inside the car. Gender specific cars, male or female? And the need for P, Sm, XL, XXL, XXXL vehicles too?
Don't drive distracted, agressive, speeding, drunk OR chewing gum!
The older you are, the more risk there is of being a fatality in a vehicle crash. Is that why old people drive so slow?
Drive vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 9:20:17 AM


Who cares? Not gas related and old old news!!!!!!!
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 9:20:07 AM

Old news again. Move along.
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 9:19:58 AM

OOOOOOOLLLLLLLDDDDDDD!!!!!!
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 9:19:53 AM

ya think
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 9:18:00 AM

ok old
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 9:16:43 AM

How many days has this been up?
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 9:16:25 AM

umm
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 9:15:53 AM

4th day, have they died yet
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 9:15:30 AM

Old
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 9:15:08 AM

NHTSA has studied fifty years of crashes to derive this data. There is a radical difference in crashworthiness between a fifty year old vehicle and one made now.
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 9:14:35 AM

old
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 9:14:35 AM

lolz
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 9:13:48 AM

OK...
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 9:13:41 AM

Please post new news.
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 9:13:07 AM

Death is not a pleasant thing, but what does this have to do with gas prices?
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 9:11:48 AM

repeat of a repeat of a repeat of a....
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 9:09:17 AM

Paula Eisenstein
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 9:08:55 AM

Another slow news day
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 9:07:41 AM

Really old news.
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 9:07:17 AM

Must be the "upper body strength factor".

[Edited by: DerTaubman at 6/10/2013 9:07:41 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 9:07:05 AM

VERY old "news"....
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 9:06:57 AM

slow days in the office ???
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 9:06:32 AM

...old post; please delete...........
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 9:06:20 AM

C'mon, it's Monday already.
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 9:04:33 AM

olds
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 9:03:58 AM

old news
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 9:02:51 AM

"fragile" ?
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 9:01:12 AM

3rd time lucky
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 9:00:20 AM

seen it
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old
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