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Anonymous asked in Social ScienceGender Studies · 2 months ago

Why are women more likely to die in car crashes ?

Compared to men 

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  • 1 month ago

    Because they're lousy drivers and are likely to get into a accident.

  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    If that's true, which I kind of doubt, it would probably be because our bodies are generally more fragile with lighter bones and less musculature to protect our vital organs. But I believe that statistically young men are more likely to die in car crashes. This is why teenage boys have the highest auto insurance rates. However, if the research was done only on crashes that involve both males and females in the same cars, it does make physiological sense that the women would be more likely to not survive high impact crashes. 

  • 2 months ago

    Seat belt and airbags are designed for male bodies.

  • Jesere
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    We are?

    Men cause 6.1 million accidents per year and women cause 4.4 million per year (National Highway Safety Administration)

    105.7 million women and 104.3 million men have drivers licenses 

    (University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute)

    More items...•Feb 22, 2017

    When it comes to understanding motor vehicle fatalities, 

    one statistic immediately emerges as significant: 

    Men are significantly more likely to die in motor vehicle accidents than women. In 2000, 28,545 men died in car accidents, compared to 13,396 women. In 2015, there were 24,899 male deaths and 10,166 female deaths.Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen › the-inf...The Influence of Gender in Motor Vehicle Fatalities - Allen and Allen

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  • 2 months ago

    Presumably they aren't the ones driving and are travelling as passengers, most passengers are more likely to be crushed than the driver, who is more likely to be a male partner/parent.

  • 2 months ago

    Men are significantly more likely to die in motor vehicle accidents than women. In 2015, there were 24,899 male deaths and 10,166 female deaths.

    The causes are many which you can read about below. 

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    It may be because they don't want their clothing wrinkled and therefore refused to wear their seat-belts.

  • 2 months ago

    Just a guess but guys are usually taller so they sit further back so if there’s a collision, there’s more room so the impact is lessen if they were to hit the steering wheel. 

    Guys have a faster reaction time so if they brake even .1 second earlier, the impact is less. 

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