The safety and security issues of women drivers & passengers

Andree Woodcock, James Lenard, Ruth Wesh

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    This research was commissioned by the Mobility Unit of the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions to address the in-car safety and security needs of women drivers and their passengers. The research was multifaceted. It sought to establish whether cars which have been designed and tested around male manikins and anthropometry were less protective to female drivers and their passengers; whether such vehicles met the requirements of the growing number of female users, and the experiences of female drivers on the road. Lastly we considered means of disseminating our results to a wide audience, through the use of posters and web sites (see Woodcock, Galer Flyte & Garner, 2001). The research presented here considers the first two issues and concluding with recommendations for future policy.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)14 - 21
    Number of pages8
    JournalWorld Transport Policy & Practice
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2001




    • Cars
    • design
    • safety
    • security
    • women


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