January 11, 2005

The Dummies Guide to Crash Dummies, Chapter 2

FROM THE COUNTRY THAT BROUGHT THE WORLD HARD-CORE PORN comes the natural extension of that social policy --
Sweden develops first female crash test dummy : "STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The first uniquely female dummy for use in car safety tests is being developed in Sweden, researchers said on Wednesday.

All current crash test dummies are based on how men's bodies react in collisions and other accidents.

Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg and the National Road and Transport Research Institute are researching how a female body moves as a first step in building the dummy.

'For neck injuries from rear-end collisions, whiplash, the risk for women is twice as high as for men,' the road institute said in a statement."

Posted by Vanderleun at January 11, 2005 11:50 AM
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Does the female crash test dummy have a cell phone affixed to her ear?
I know, bad ed, bad ed.
I have noticed that while women drivers do sit up straight while they talk on the phone, even if they are gesturing with their hands.
Men on the other hand lean towards the phone, like she's actually there.

Posted by: ed in texas at January 11, 2006 1:19 PM