We know it is kind of a moot point these days but wearing your seatbelt in the car is important. Not only that, having the right belts in your race car is majorly important as well. This video called The Dynamics of a crash is a horrifying 1970s look at the passenger side of a wreck. The stuff you see here can be applied to any old car or really any race car that you are in. If you are someone who is only using a lap belt in competition, this thing may open your eyes a little to the potential hazards you are in for if you ever get yourself into a big impact.
It is incredible to see what happens to the dummies in the crashes shown, especially when we’re talking about the damage done not because of the car failing the people inside it but because of the people inside of it not being properly secured. The big Monte Carlo shown in the first part of the video handles the 35mph wall impact pretty well but the dude that goes flying into the dash with his face likely isn’t coming out the other side of this one OK. Even the head impact of the lap belt wearing dummy later in the video is something to see.
We know it is not a new message but we also know that there’s likely people reading this that don’t normally buckle up before leaving the driveway. Hey, we appreciate all you guys and girls and want to see you back here tomorrow and years from now reading our brand of dreck. Take the extra second and strap in!