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RE: Safety

One other thing to take into consideration about the Indy cars.  They are
made out of a monocock shell, I'm not sure, but I think it's considerably
stronger than most road cars.  Those things are ment to crash at 150+mph.
A car isn't.


At 04:56 AM 9/3/97 UT, PAT MARTIN wrote:
>I know this one.  I was watching a Indy car race and they explained that it 
>only takes about 2 ft to absorb a 75mph impact before the occupant becomes 
>unoccupied.  I would assume it would be expediential as speeds increase.
>key is you would have to be wearing a seatbelt or you are absorbing a lot of 
>the energy and no matter what the car absorbs it doesn't matter.
>Pat Martin
>864000csq  2 1/2 cat back, H&R-Boge,advanced and loving it.  Drilled and 
>stopping it.  Koenig Cobra 16x7 with AVS Intermediates, turbo coming soon, 
>95 subaru legacy 
>Bothell, Wa
>I have to agree with Tony here. There are laws of physics at work here
>that a car simple can't overcome. If you figure that the car
>decellerated from 100 to 0 mph in about 5 feet (front of Benz to
>footwell). That presents a huge g force to the passengers. How many g's
>I don't know, but this is what tears up internal organs. Maybe a lister
>who is good with physics can figure this out?