Crash Test Dummies Gain Weight to Save Lives - ABC News

In the US even the crash test dummies have an obesity problem…

Crash-test dummies are undergoing a makeover to reflect the thicker waistlines and larger rear ends of Americans.

“Studies show that obese drivers are 78 percent more likely to die in a car crash,” said Chris O’ Connor, CEO of Humanetics, the only U.S. producer of the dummies.