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Obese Drivers More Likely To Die In Crashes
Obese Drivers More Likely To Die In Crashes

Obese drivers are more likely to die in case of a car crash, compared to drivers with a healthy weight and Obese women are at a higher risk. Scientists warn.

According to the daily mail report -Heavier people are up to 80 per cent more likely to die in an accident than drivers of a healthy weight, according to a new study. But the risk doubles for obese women, says research published in the Emergency Medicine Journal.

It found fat people are propelled further forward during a collision because their additional soft tissue prevents the seat belt tightening immediately against the bones of the pelvis.

In the study, the fatter the driver, the bigger the risk of death compared with someone of normal weight.

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The study included 6,806 drivers involved in 3,403 collisions, of which 18 per cent were classified as obese, 33 per cent were overweight and 46 per cent had a healthy weight. Obesity is defined as having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or above.

Having a BMI of 35 and over is morbidly obese - severely obese - while 45-plus is super obese


The findings show those who were most obese, with a BMI of 40 and above, were 80 per cent more likely to die in an accident than drivers of a healthy weight.

Those who were severely obese (with a BMI of 35-39.9) were 51 per cent more likely to be killed in a crash, while the excess risk was 21 per cent for obese people with a BMI of 30-34.9.

Obese women were found to be at greater risk than men, with a BMI of 35 and over roughly doubling the risk of death compared with women of normal weight.

The biggest risk for men was a 75 per cent higher risk of death among the most obese, while underweight male drivers were also more likely to die in a collision than those of a healthy weight.

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