If You Ever Needed a Reason for a HANS-style Device, This Is It.

Start the video from the beginning if you would like, but it gets interesting around 2:20. At 2:33, you can see the Orange BMW about to hit a 2nd time at a perfect perpendicular angle.

Then for less than a second you see this;

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That is an experienced race car driver with several decades of wheel to wheel. That is also the neck moment of a 6’2, 220 lbs man strapped in with a five-point racing harness, in a race seat…wearing a HANS.

He is also a father.

Imagine this impact with no real spine or neck protection. If you think a foam neck collar would be enough for this, you should re-evaluate your safety budget.

Think about the money you have spent on your career, education, certifications. Think about the time just training muscle memory. Just add up the years and dollars you have paid out just putting things in your head. Calculate the cost of all the travel gaining the experiences that have made you who you are and good at what you are good at. Think about you loved ones and what they mean to you.

Then think about what you mean to them.

Skip the new intake and buy a proper head and neck restraint system.

I wear a HANS

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One thought on “If You Ever Needed a Reason for a HANS-style Device, This Is It.”

  1. That looks really fun! I’m not too much into racing & i was expecting that to be a boring circular track like nascar. ….haha!

    Cool video!!

    Like

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