UVA Center for Applied Biomechanics gets multiple NHTSA grants

Federal officials are looking for help from the University of Virginia when it comes to reducing auto fatalities. The funding will support research into why women wearing seat belts are hurt more often in crashes than men, what effect reclining in a passenger seat has on injury risk in a crash, how to make buses and limousines safer for occupants, and how to better protect pedestrians cross roadways among other projects.