Fat guys are safer in a car crash.

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Overweight men have a better chance of surviving a crash, but only if they’re wearing a safety belt, according to the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.

In a new study in the current issue of the journal Traffic Injury Prevention, UMTRI researchers Michael Sivak, Brandon Schoettle and Jonathan Rupp found that belted male drivers who are obese (those with a Body Mass Index between 35 and 50) have a 22 percent lower probability of being killed if involved in a fatal crash than belted male drivers who are underweight (those with a BMI between 15 and 18.4).

At least I have this going for me :lol:

Hmmm. The chances of getting into a near fatal car crash compared with the chances of coming down with diabetes or another condition related to obesity? I will take skinny.

It just means I can drive with more, shall we say, E`lan´

Um, if we don’t die, it’s hardly a fatal crash :slight_smile:

There must have been a fat guy and a skinny guy in the crash and the skinny guy died ??? :wink: