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    Crashes seem to have become a common occurance in auto racing in the last
    few months as everyone is well aware of. There have been movements by the
    F1A to decrease some of the speeds while offering some protection
    improvements to the drivers themselves in the areas of the head ,neck and
    legs. NASCAR and CART have also followed suit to some extent.

    Are there any active groups that have been assembled in order to address
    high speed vehicle occupant safety internationally?

    I understand that the drivers of Formula 1 have re-assembled their group in
    order to focus on driver safety. Excellent idea! Who are the members of
    this group?

    Steps are being taken by various groups to install data acquisition systems
    on race cars in order to obtain actual information on normal vehicle use as
    well as possible impact situations. It would be interesting to see where
    this information brings us in our quest for faster and safer racing.

    This is my first posting in this group and I am hopeful it is appropriate.

    I am looking forward to your responses.


    Mike Hendley -

    Biokinetics and Associates Ltd.
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    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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