PUB191.pdf (236.27 kB)
Download file

Male and female car drivers - difference in collision and injury risks

Download (236.27 kB)
online resource
posted on 15.03.2006, 15:53 by Ruth WelshRuth Welsh, James Lenard
Crash data from two UK resources were examined for differences between male and female passenger car drivers in collision circumstances and injury outcomes. The proportion of female car licence holders is growing, women are more likely to be the driver in a collision and are more vulnerable to injury particularly neck strain. Women drive smaller, lighter cars compared to men and are more often the driver of the smaller vehicle in a multivehicle collision. Vehicle design, crash testing programmes and regulation, currently based heavily on the average male, should give more balanced consideration to female characteristics in future activities.

History

School

  • Design

Pages

241940 bytes

Citation

WELSH, R. and LENARD, J., 2001. Male and female car drivers - difference in collision and injury risks. IN: Proceedings of the 45th Annual AAAM Conference, Proceedings of the 45th Annual AAAM Conference, 24-26 September, Texas

Publication date

2001

Notes

This is a conference paper.

Language

en

Usage metrics

Keywords

Exports