Fatal Crash Risk Said To Even Out Among Men and Women Over Time

Posted on May 31, 2013

A study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration highlights the chances of sustaining a fatality in an automobile collision in men versus women.  If a female is in her twenties, she has a nearly 26% higher chance of dying in a car crash when compared with a male of the same age.  However, the risk goes up even further if she is a passenger, to almost a 30% greater chance of a fatality.  What’s interesting, though, is that these numbers go in opposite directions over time.  Once the two genders reach their 70s, the chance of a fatality is greater among males.  It should also be noted, though, that strides in safety technology have cut the overall risk of dying in a crash between both genders in half.

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