Women in Connecticut are more likely to be injured in a motor vehicle accident than men. In 2001, a piece in USA Today suggested that seat belts that were not designed with women in mind were to blame along with how women tended to sit and several other factors.
However, the problem does not seem to have been addressed. A University of Virginia study has found that there is still a discrepancy in injuries. Women have a 73% higher chance of death or serious injuries compared to men.