California: safety harness in classic cars?

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  1. BonzoHansen

    BonzoHansen Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    Random thoughts...

    They will use this as a reason to go after modified cars and old cars in general.

    A true harness requires a cage to be safe, and visa-versa. A 3 point doesn't. Passenger movement, belt stretch, rollover dynamics. Lap belts just suck. I don't know what this car had, i haven't looked.

    Edit: damn, it appears to have had no belts from pictures i see online. Style over function. An 800hp art piece that shouldn't be driven lol.

    Low back seats are dangerous, which is why they went away.

    They cut the roof off to extract the passengers.

    Yes, the idiots had 3 in a car with only 2 seats. No back seats.

    Is there such a car as a 1970 Barracuda?

    Speedkore is going to feel the heat that i guess is a hot rod shop's worst nightmare.
     
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    muscl car Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I've had a cop pull me over and just gave me a warning . He said that I modified the crash safety characteristics of my Camaro by installing a roll cage , 5 point harnesses and padding on the cage

    I told the officer that the Camaro is much safer now and was built by a race car chassis fab shop with a NHRA cert rating . Also mentioned all attachment points are welded to the frame making It much stronger

    His response was your so called NHRA cage will make it harder for my firefighters to rescue you . Also mentioned I can be hurt severely
     
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    The main reasons cages and harnesses are illegal on the street is 1) extraction and 2) 80% are installed poorly, are junk, or used improperly, making it worse. And a proper cage really necessitates the use of a helmet.
     
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    The TMZ article is a lot of speculation. Likely with the intent to cause people to get uptight and get clicks. Looks like it worked.
     
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    He left out the part about him always wanting to be right because he is a total dick.
    When you are safe enough to exit the car on your own because you were not injured and the car roof was not crushed, you do not need a firefighter to rescue you.
     
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    Unless his head hits the cage.
     
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    So you think state of California wouldn't do something like this?
    As far as the article being clickbait, well, it is TMZ, right?
     
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    we MUST makes laws to overcome the lack of common sense!!

    I see as gene pool cleansing....but they didn't bother CALLING me for my input.
    basic rule ... we all know seat belts HELP prevent injury.
    OEM is pretty good at simulating the mandated requirements!
    to what extent "fab shops" will be held accountable for driver safety......meh
    I thought EVERY vehicle needed to pass a "safety inspection"... EVERYWHERE?
     
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  9. BillyDean7173

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    Good question. To my surprise, there a few states that don't have inspections.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicle_inspection_in_the_United_States

    States without safety, emissions, or VIN inspections

    • Alaska
    • Arkansas
    • Iowa
    • Michigan
    • Minnesota
    • Mississippi
    • Montana
    • North Dakota
    • South Carolina
    • South Dakota
    • Florida
    • Wyoming
     
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    :eek:
     

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