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Obese Drivers More Likely To Crash

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ATLANTA (WAOK) – Drivers who are obese could face more dangers on the road.

A new study from the University of Laval in Canada shows morbidly obese drivers are not only more likely to crash but are more likely to suffer severe injuries as well.

The study claims morbidly obese drivers are more likely to have weight-related health problems that increase their risk of crashing.

Researchers also say most cars are not designed with obese drivers in mind, meaning safety features like seatbelts and airbags may not work properly for them.

The study appears in the “Journal of Transportation Safety & Security.”

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