What is YOUR problem!?!?!
You wanna live forever, or something? What's more important; The
you were crushed like a bug during the collision between your LBC and that
honkin' big SUV, or the big, dopey grin on your face when it happened?
I say the grin is more important!!! So keep it in perspective.
1974 Mimosa Yellow Triumph TR6
Cogito Ergo Zoom
(I think, therefore I go fast)
From: Vink, Graham [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, August 13, 2002 3:38 PM
To: 'Grant Kester'; email@example.com
Subject: RE: More Seat Questions
it's possible that it might still pull out in a very high-speed crash, but
the belt certainly would have slowed you down, which is the whole point of
the exercise. (And, of course, the superbly engineered Triumph
energy-absorbing steering wheel would have done the rest.)
I have a big Healey with lap belts, and the only reason I don't change them
to shoulder belts is because the Healey's steering column (non-collapsible)
ends in a steering box AHEAD of the front wheels. So in any kind of head-on
collision, the steering column is immediately forced backward straight
through the driver's chest, making the entire seat belt issue moot.