In one of the more… odd… reports Autoblog has come across, Dr. Justin S. Cummins and his team have discovered that white drivers and their passengers have a 50 percent greater risk in vehicle collision fatalities and severe injuries compared to non-white drivers and passengers. The statistical oddity came up during a study on seat belt and airbag safety.

"The study wasn't designed to answer the question," said Dr. Cummins, an orthopedic surgeon at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire, U.S. "It is only speculative to try to come up with an answer, but it could be a difference in driving patterns."

Analysts speculate reasons range from driving habits to road use to a simple statistical fluke.

More details can be found at the link.

[Source: Forbes.com]