If I have a specific disability will I be at more risk?
Tolerance to injury in motor-vehicle crashes varies widely across the population. Thus, elderly people are more likely to be injured or killed in a crash than are young people, and females are often more susceptible to injury than are males. It is likely that people with certain medical conditions will sustain certain types of injuries more often in a crash than people without those disabilities. However, regardless of the variation in injury tolerance, all people are less likely to be injured if they are provided with effective and properly positioned belt restraints and supportive and properly secured seating.