BREAKING NEWS – Washington, D.C. – Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, the non-voting representative of Washington, D.C., says the lack of female crash-test dummies means that vehicle collision risks for women are not adequately studied, according to the Washington Times.
Norton serves on the House Transportation subcommittee on highways and transit. She called for Congress to introduce legislation regarding her concerns.
“Women have achieved equality on the road when it comes to driving but when it comes to safety testing to keep them safe on the road, they are nowhere near achieving equality,” Norton said in a statement, according to the Times.
The Chairman of National Transportation Safety Board Robert Sumwalt disagreed with Norton’s assessment. “She’s simply wrong,” he began. “The NTSB has done extensive research on women in crash tests. And the consistent conclusion is, a nagging backseat driving wife, was a contributing factor in her husband crashing, in attempt to cause major damage to her side of the car.”