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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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  • mrs.heart attack 2012/08/09 00:49:50
    Yes
    mrs.heart attack
    Hellz Ya where to bussy stuffing r face with fries Lmfao
  • Cat mrs.hea... 2012/08/09 04:08:39
    Cat
    +2
    This is a forum for English speakers. Please translate.
  • mrs.hea... Cat 2012/08/09 04:41:10
    mrs.heart attack
    Well I spoke perfect English and im pretty sure everyone knows what I said
  • I(◕‿◕✿)I mrs.hea... 2012/08/09 05:27:04
    I(◕‿◕✿)I
    Since the first part is slang I'll leave it..
    *Hellz yeah, we're (who are?) too busy stuffing our faces with fries lmfao

    I only did this because you claimed to be speaking perfect English.. Sorry about being a "grammar nazi".
  • UMAD 2012/08/09 00:49:14 (edited)
    Yes
    UMAD
  • mrs.hea... UMAD 2012/08/09 00:51:53
  • Nilam 2012/08/09 00:41:10
    Yes
    Nilam
    +2
    heck yeh, you ever see a fat guy try to do 2 things at once? its pretty amusing!
  • BloodlessVeins 2012/08/09 00:33:31
    Yes
    BloodlessVeins
    +1
    Extra weight could cause a blood blockage to the brain, without that extra oxygen there can be a lot of "fuzzy" moments. Drivers need quicker reaction times to deal with the speeders, tail-gaters, and cutters.
  • chrystal97 2012/08/09 00:04:39
    Yes
    chrystal97
    +2
    Obese people are more likely to have a medical emergency while driving. They have a tendency to have higher blood pressure etc. It just makes sense.
  • Transquesta 2012/08/08 23:52:48
    No
    Transquesta
    +1
    Generally no, but if your gut's so frikkin' huge as to interfere with the travel of the steering wheel, then hell yeah!
  • Cat Transqu... 2012/08/09 04:12:01
    Cat
    +3
    If you're too big to get into a vehicle, buy one you can get onto. FatScooterGuy
  • Transqu... Cat 2012/08/09 06:05:02
    Transquesta
    If machines could scream. . . :-\
  • Beat Ma... Transqu... 2012/08/09 09:05:59
    Beat Magnum True Hero
    +2
    Here's one I took about a month ago. That poor sidecar...

    big lady in sidecar
  • Transqu... Beat Ma... 2012/08/09 16:48:23
    Transquesta
    That's pretty bad, but not as bad as Cat's offering. Twenty more pounds and both cheeks of that dude's ass would be scraping the pavement. You know you're too fat when your butt-cheeks look like saddle bags. :-)
  • Papillon 2012/08/08 23:48:27
  • Libertys Martyr 2012/08/08 23:47:34
    No
    Libertys Martyr
    +1
    Car accidents can happen to any person at any time for any number of reasons! The only thing I'd recommend is that those who are Obese really should be WALKING more, because your unhealthy habits will catch up to you if they haven't already. Seriously! Walk more, eat less! But there is no reason to offend people with the type of language and categorization this question poses... a higher risk of a car accident? Pfft! Piss off!
  • Cat Liberty... 2012/08/09 04:15:53 (edited)
    Cat
    +2
    Why walk when you can ride? FattyOnJazzy
  • Aquaduck 2012/08/08 23:35:59
    Yes
    Aquaduck
    +3
    It can and it can't. My dad is considered "Obese" and has been for say the last 10 years or more, and he's a pretty damn good driver. Never gotten into an accident. My mom is also considered obese, and she has gotten into two accidents out of the 40+ years she's been driving. & this might sound biased, but neither accident was her fault. I was in the car with her both times. The first time the other person even admitted that it was all him. The second time was a motorcycle accident with a man that couldn't drive a motorcycle. With all of that being said, I don't think that if you're obese you won't be able to drive well, but I guess I do see how that can happen.
  • Tannenberg1993 2012/08/08 23:33:04
    Yes
    Tannenberg1993
    +1
    By this point I'm pretty sure obesity makes most things worse- I can definitely see this being a real issue.
  • Obama Your MommA 2012/08/08 23:14:27 (edited)
    Yes
    Obama Your MommA
    +1
    Yeah because those disgusting freaks always stuffing drive thru into fat, greasy, greedy mouths instead of paying attention to the god damned road!! I find it absolutely repugnant.
  • Aquaduck Obama Y... 2012/08/08 23:22:04
    Aquaduck
    +1
    That's not obesity, that's eating while driving. Anyone can do that.
  • Bibliop... Aquaduck 2012/08/08 23:37:49
    Bibliophilic
    +2
    It's trolling- don't mind it.
  • Obama Y... Aquaduck 2012/08/08 23:41:52
    Obama Your MommA
    Fat people are much better at it, though.
  • La 2012/08/08 23:12:10
    Yes
    La
    +2
    If you're so fat you can't turn your neck to check your blind spot, yes.
  • MOMMA THOMAS 2012/08/08 23:08:30
    Yes
    MOMMA THOMAS
    +4
    IF THAT GUT INTERFERES WITH THE STEERING WHEEL..... YES!
  • Aquaduck MOMMA T... 2012/08/08 23:39:08
    Aquaduck
    I don't think that's it, unless the person is 900 lbs. They can just adjust the seat, problem solved.
  • MOMMA T... Aquaduck 2012/08/09 00:54:14
    MOMMA THOMAS
    KNEW A VERY TALL, VERY HEAVY MAN WHO HAD TO HAVE HIS ENTIRE DRIVER'S SEAT INSTALLED TO BACK PASSENGER LEG SPACE. JUST ENOUGH ROOM FOR A BABY SEAT..
  • Cat Aquaduck 2012/08/09 04:21:00
    Cat
    +1
    When the seat goes back, so do the driver's feet. Eventually he can't reach the pedals. superfatguy
  • Devin P... Cat 2012/08/09 15:36:03
  • El Prez 2012/08/08 23:06:30
    Yes
    El Prez
    +1
    Hell yes!! I'm a chubby and I am dangerous as hell! Stay away from me!!
  • TheBorg 2012/08/08 22:59:55
    No
    TheBorg
    +1
    Being a woman is more of a risk than obesity.
    woman risk obesity
  • MOMMA T... TheBorg 2012/08/08 23:09:35
    MOMMA THOMAS
    +3
    HEY! ....LET'S CHECK THE STATS!
  • TheBorg MOMMA T... 2012/08/09 02:12:11
    TheBorg

    Women and Cell Phone RiskWomen will risk use of a cell phone while driving more than men. In fact, a study found that men are more likely than women to report being passengers of cell-distracted drivers (48% vs. 40%). Hypotheses that have been proposed to explain this include women’s need to be and stay connected, their rationalization that they are only doing local driving, and their dexterity at multi-tasking.

  • MOMMA T... TheBorg 2012/08/09 06:08:41
    MOMMA THOMAS
    +1
    ....AND WHO CAUSES THOSE MULTI-CAR ACCIDENTS (IS THAT A FREEWAY IN YOUR PHOTO).......?
  • TheBorg MOMMA T... 2012/08/09 22:48:14
    TheBorg


    Chill-lax, I''m just having fun stirring the pot and testing my hypothesis. The entire article I quoted from can be found here: http://blogs.psychcentral.com...

    It is an interesting read about the driving differences between genders.

    My hypothesis was that people are hypocrites and would yell at me for saying women are bad drivers yet stay relatively silent on another group being wrongly labeled as bad drivers. Considering you and Cat have spend a fair amount of time yelling at me yet relatively silent on the labeling of obese people, I'd have to say you and cat have validated my hypothesis.

    spend fair yelling silent labeling obese people cat validated hypothesis
  • TheBorg TheBorg 2012/08/09 22:54:12
  • MOMMA T... TheBorg 2012/08/10 07:20:10
    MOMMA THOMAS
    SORRY THE CAPS OFFEND YOU, THE BORG. ..HAD A STROKE, EYESIGHT IS FAILING. ..GREAT GRANDMA
  • TheBorg MOMMA T... 2012/08/10 23:43:36
    TheBorg
    NO PROBLEM. I THOUGHT YOU WERE YELLING AT ME WHICH I KINDA DESERVED.
    yelling kinda deserved
  • luisofs... TheBorg 2012/08/09 00:25:12
    luisofsuburbia
    LOL!
  • Cat TheBorg 2012/08/09 04:36:45
    Cat
    +2
    Let's rethink that statement. limo raging angry carbar sheen

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