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Old 03-27-2002, 20:40   #1 (permalink)
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Obese people have fat chance in car accidents

Full article over at drive.com.au

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Fat people run a far bigger risk of death or serious injury in a car accident compared to people who are slim or of average weight, a study says.

Researchers in Seattle, Washington, looked at car accidents that involved 26,000 people and discovered that people with obesity were more than twice as likely to die than people with a normal body-fat index.
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Old 03-27-2002, 20:49   #3 (permalink)
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Damn, I put on all this weight when I had a car with no airbags..
Thinking it would help lessen the pain of the steering wheel.


Now I have airbags I need to lose it fast, or i'll die!

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Damn, I put on all this weight when I had a car with no airbags..
Thinking it would help lessen the pain of the steering wheel.


Now I have airbags I need to lose it fast, or i'll die!

Help me Jenny Craig quick!
Or just accidentally deploy your airbag (oops, was that the trigger wire???) and don't bother getting it replaced!

/me starts to think about going on a diet as well...
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Uh oh me in big trouble. :crazy1:
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Us bigger people dont need air bags, we have them in built.
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Old 03-28-2002, 02:27   #9 (permalink)
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I have had 3 serious accidents., 2 in the car, 1 where some skinny bugger walking along the street got in my way!!!
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Who did that study anyway?Yes real overweight people may find it hard to stear fast enough and turn their heads freely, but that is the gross obesity with BMI>40 or 50.
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