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    Seatbelt Redesign is Critical for the Safety of a Bigger America

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    Posted on February 4, 2014 To

    A new study conducted by medical researchers at the Buffalo campus of the State University of New York system has concluded that obesity is responsible for a lack of seatbelt usage that greatly increases the risk of fatality for individuals already living with obesity. Sounding eerily similar to conclusions drawn by a team of researchers looking into the redesign of airplane seatbelts for larger occupants, the team leader, Dr. Dietrich Jehle, is calling for immediate action concerning a redesign of automobile seatbelts. According to Dr. Jehle, the discomfort of the current design of seatbelts is lowering usage in overweight demographics, and he thinks that while there should be an ongoing effort to combat obesity, the concern of immediate safety and limiting highway fatalities necessitate quick and decisive action. To read more about this study and story, click here.