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‘Female’ Crash Test Dummy Used For The First Time to Check Car’s Safety

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Female Crash Test Dummy Used For The First Time to Check Car's Safety

Sure, the first male crash test dummy appeared in 1949, the first child-sized mannequin appeared in 1994, and a crash test moose was used earlier this year. However, no representative female crash test dummy has been used since testing began. Until now, that is.

Finally, 73 years after we began using crash test dummies to determine how safe a car is for its occupants, we have a female model to put through its paces. Until now, researchers had been using a scaled-down version of the male test unit, which roughly corresponded to the proportions of a 12-year-old girl.

Female Crash Test Dummy Used For The First Time to Check Car's Safety
Photo: The Norwegian Road and Transport Research Institute

As a result, more women were injured in car accidents in the real world. Moreover, despite accounting for roughly half of all people accidents involving, women account for a much higher percentage of those injured in collisions.

According to the BBC, researchers in Sweden have developed a testing dummy that accurately represents the majority of women. According to the BBC:

Currently, there is no legal necessity for such tests to be performed on anyone other than the

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