More than twice as many men as women die in pedestrian-vehicle accidents. Now researchers have partly determined why.
Investigators have determined three factors that contribute to the reason why men are more likely to die in pedestrian-vehicle-related accidents than woman: distance walked, number of accidents and fatalities per collision. It was found that men and woman walk similar distances and men are involved in slightly more accidents per mile. 1% of the difference in death rates is related to distance walked and 20% of the difference is related to an increased number of accidents among men. 79% of the difference in death rates is owed to the fact that when there is a collision, men died at twice the rate of women.
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Read the full article: NYTimes: Pedestrian Accidents More Deadly in Men