Crash Dummies Pack on Pounds to Reflect America's Growing Waistl

October 30, 2014 9:46 PM

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Crash Dummies Pack on Pounds to Reflect America's Growing Waistl

SALISBURY, Md.- Studies show obese drivers have a 78 percent greater chance of dying in a car crash than those at a healthy weight. It is an alarming number, as is the number of pounds crash-test dummies are now gaining in an effort to lower that statistic.

Thanks to America's growing waistlines, the traditional, 167 pound crash test dummy is getting a makeover. A new model, created by the company Humanetics, is designed to represent a 270 pound person.

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