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Obese drivers more likely to forgo seatbelt

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Obese drivers are far less likely to wear seatbelts than drivers of normal weight, which puts them at greater risk of severe injury or death in a car accident.

“We found that the relationship between the amount of obesity and seatbelt use was linear,” says University at Buffalo researcher Dietrich Jehle. “The more obese the driver, the less likely that seatbelts were used.”

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