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Study Finds That Obesity Increases Driver’s Risk of Being In Car Accident: Do You Agree?

Daryl 2012/08/08 03:28:26
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SEATTLE.CBSLOCAL.COM reports:
A new study claims that obesity could not only increase a driver's risk of being in a car accident, but also result in more severe injuries.

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  • ivegotloveinmypants 2012/08/09 15:13:47
    Yes
    ivegotloveinmypants
    +1
    Yes, despite the fact that all their blubber could serve as a man made airbag. Stop scoffing stuff!
  • sean 2012/08/09 15:10:38
    No
    sean
    i don't think its their weight that causes accidents, i think its all the food and drinks they keep trying to stuff into that hole in their face while their driving.
  • serethiel 2012/08/09 14:34:28
    No
    serethiel
    +1
    it might if all obese people can think about is how much everyone seems to blame them for things.
  • Atlas 2012/08/09 14:26:09
    No
    Atlas
    Study is probably botched and picking up on obesity related instances more so than obesity as a cause.

    Heart failure and distraction would be more likely, and fringe related.
  • Invader_Xion 2012/08/09 14:24:04
  • NatAlex23 2012/08/09 13:57:36
    Yes
    NatAlex23
    +1
    Obesity= stupidity. Stupidity= car crashes. Therefore Obesity= Car crashes.
  • Nuke NatAlex23 2012/08/09 18:10:03
    Nuke
    No, there's plenty of skinny drivers who get into car crashes, bad drivers are bad drivers no matter if they're skinny or fat.
  • notokand 2012/08/09 13:42:41
    No
    notokand
    +2
    HOw does being obese make you a worse driver?
  • Quiet-is-feared 2012/08/09 13:39:44
    Yes
    Quiet-is-feared
    +1
    For sure
  • Mark5610 2012/08/09 13:37:21
    Yes
    Mark5610
  • kotabear 2012/08/09 12:36:50
    Yes
    kotabear
    slower moving, and own body can get in the way of itself.
  • JDHawg 2012/08/09 12:33:20
    No
    JDHawg
    +2
    I believe it increases the risk of getting injured, but does not increase of getting into an accident.
  • Bart 2012/08/09 11:29:09
  • Beat Magnum True Hero 2012/08/09 08:58:45 (edited)
    No
    Beat Magnum True Hero
    +5
    Fat people are society's new "smokers." We love being bigots, so we direct it in socially acceptable ways. What kind of junk science and crap research did this study? Are you 400 pounder who uses scooter? Yeah, then you probably have a belly in the way of the controls. I'm a big guy myself (not 400 lbs big, but enough that the 45 lbs I lost last year made me buy a new wardrobe), but I had no problem driving a Huyndai Accent with a 5 speed manual (you know, those things that you actually shift yourself) on delivery routes for over 4 years without incident.



    How about this? A lot of Americans are obese, and a lot of Americans are bad drivers. They want automatic cars full of distractions that do everything for them, but when they have to take over and do some actual driving, they have no clue what to do.
  • Bart Beat Ma... 2012/08/09 11:28:36
    Bart
    +1
    Well said
  • Inquisitve Kat 2012/08/09 07:49:00
    Yes
    Inquisitve Kat
    Simple physics, people...
    fat person steering wheel

    ^ That is not a safe place for the steering wheel.
  • Beat Ma... Inquisi... 2012/08/09 08:55:20
    Beat Magnum True Hero
    +1
    The seat is also way too high.
  • yogamartial 2012/08/09 07:22:51
    Yes
    yogamartial
    +2
    if the belly hits the wheel with the seat right back something is wrong
  • Stan Kapusta 2012/08/09 05:58:16
    No
    Stan Kapusta
    I'm glad I'm not paying for this crap.
  • ~HopelessRomanticM17~ 2012/08/09 04:35:30
    No
    ~HopelessRomanticM17~
    Cause they will be distracted since they obviously will be eating as they drive...duh!!

    But actually, no...that's kind of ridiculous.
  • Beat Ma... ~Hopele... 2012/08/09 09:00:07
    Beat Magnum True Hero
    +2
    I see skinny people eat and drive too.
  • ~Hopele... Beat Ma... 2012/08/12 20:25:30
    ~HopelessRomanticM17~
    (Being sarcastic)
  • JayLynx 2012/08/09 04:21:05
    No
    JayLynx
    Everybody is encouraged to eat some junk on fast foods and drink ''sugar+ink+gas''. Suddenly appears a pile of study, and stupid conclusions to make the fat people feel guilty!
    Alcohol and drugs can increase the risk of accidents.
  • Cat 2012/08/09 03:59:33
    Yes
    Cat
    +2
    When your belly restricts the movement of the steering wheel, its time for a diet.
  • American Nate 2012/08/09 03:42:28
    Yes
    American Nate
    +1
    yes because theres always a Big Mac in their face.

    big mac face fat
  • I(◕‿◕✿)I America... 2012/08/09 05:22:37
    I(◕‿◕✿)I
    It must be cold where he is....
  • Farbiger 2012/08/09 03:41:17
    Yes
    Farbiger
    Because we're too busy trying to get the extra fries from our extra value meals out of the bottom of the bag to look at the road.
  • Sailor Jerry [Proud Liberta... 2012/08/09 03:38:24
    No
    Sailor Jerry [Proud Libertarian]
  • Wyveryx 2012/08/09 02:48:37
    No
    Wyveryx
    +1
    I could fund a study that says that if you drank lots of water it might make you have to Pee.
    Seriously, the biggest risk isn't size, it's how much you use that grey matter in between your ears and use those two little things on the front of your face.
  • Dan 2012/08/09 02:05:24
    Yes
    Dan
    +1
    I think extra weight would slow down reaction time. It might also be harder to get out of a wrecked car. Depends on the person really.
  • Quazimoto 2012/08/09 01:51:34
    No
    Quazimoto
    +2
    What's next. Short people?????
  • Cat Quazimoto 2012/08/09 04:01:07
    Cat
    +2
    No, wearing flip-flops.
  • Beat Ma... Cat 2012/08/09 09:01:47
    Beat Magnum True Hero
    +1
    Flip flops are bad news. I don't get in a car with anyone who wears those behind the wheel. I wear flips a lot, but when I drive, I kick them off and drive barefoot. I actually feel like I have more control anyway.
  • I(◕‿◕✿)I Quazimoto 2012/08/09 05:24:16
    I(◕‿◕✿)I
    I don't know, maybe. I'm kind of short (5'4"), but I drive perfectly fine. Maybe if they couldn't see over the dash.. Or reach the pedals.. That woud be problematic.
  • Loser lollipop 2012/08/09 01:44:51
    Yes
    Loser lollipop
    It's plausible
  • ttfndude 2012/08/09 01:05:12
    Yes
    ttfndude
    +2
    I believe cars are just not designed with large people in mind
  • Cat ttfndude 2012/08/09 04:06:24
    Cat
    Right on! FatWomanonCar
  • Quazimoto ttfndude 2012/08/21 19:24:09
    Quazimoto
    That's what motorcycles are for.



    fat_girl
  • Rave 2012/08/09 00:57:58
    Yes
    Rave
    Not in all cases but there may be a correlation. Obesity, just as being too underweight, are both linked to mental disorders. It's shown that people who are obese or anorexic often have slower reaction time, are more likely to suffer from depression, dizziness, or simply a cloudy thought process.

    These can effect driving skills too.
  • Kigan 2012/08/09 00:51:47
    Yes
    Kigan
    +3
    The bigger you get, the more risks to your health. These risks can lead to problems while driving.

    Does that mean they will? Not necessarily, but the risk is there and increases with your weight. Ignoring that fact is irresponsible at best, and negligent at worst.

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