In low speed rear-end collisions (less than10 mph), women are twice as likely to come away with whiplash injuries than men.
Now I don’t want to say that women are the weaker sex, but when it comes to rear-end accidents, women are much more likely to get injured. Why? Because of body mass & neck circumference.
Our bumpers and ball mounts were designed to absorb 1.5 to 4 mph of a rear end collision. Now you might say to yourself, gee that’s not much, but consider this: 75% of all rear end accidents are less than 10 mph. And, you are more likely to feel the effects from whiplash in a low speed accident (less than 10 mph) because low speed rear end accidents delay the head from moving and actually accentuate the whiplash. This is from Dr. Arthur Croft of the San Diego Spine And Research Clinic - the leading authority on whiplash in the United States.
Although less than 2% of automobile deaths occur because of rear end accidents, 70% of all the insurance dollars are paid out on injuries due to rear end collisions! The reason – Whiplash.
If our protective towing products can absorb 15% to 40% of the impact from 75% of all rear end collisions, it could mean the difference between walking away without a neck injury to being permanently disabled.