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Re: [Spridgets] Rollbar and Spridget Safety

To: "WFO Herb" <froggi60@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Spridgets] Rollbar and Spridget Safety
From: Bill L <pythias@pacifier.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 17:14:04 -0700
Hello WFO,

       here's what happened... they TALKED about setting roll over
       standards... then when they did an analysis of the crash data
       they found that the cars that actually rolled over in REAL
       world accidents as opposed to what modeling showed were the
       most likely to roll over, they found that it was mostly SPORTS
       CARS that actually had the highest incident rates!!!! they
       discovered that the biggest contributing factor to roll over
       accidents was DRIVER ERROR!!!!!! they DID enact rules as was
       stated on the list that the "A" pillar must be able to support
       the car, but they never made roll bars mandatory.. VW,
       anticipating such a law in 1980 came out with the Rabbit
       Convertible, later to become the cabriolet with the integral
       roll bar in order to be able  to meet the "proposed" standards
       .. two years later Chrysler came out with the K-car convertible
       without any such roll bar and has been making either it or the
       sebring convertible ever since, again without the bars. the
       mazda miata, bmw Z series.. .. etc .. because NO  SUCH LAW OR
       REGULATION was ever actually passed or enacted.


Best regards,
 Bill                            mailto:pythias@pacifier.com

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