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    Default Safety Headbands - Would wear one?

    In the current issue of Wheels, the safety article talks about the use of a safety headband. Made of a similar material to a bicycle helmet, but without the top part... think Star Wars Empire uniform headgear.

    Question is, would you wear one if they were available? They seriously cut head injuries and are better than side airbags (although they don't mention roof liner airbags in the article).

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    depends what they look like, plus i wouldnt mind being only half dead

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    sankie you half there already bro!!!!!!!!!1

    only if made by Versace, right

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    I would wear one if it's as cool as the cap that Rossi wears
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    if it looked like this id wear one but id need to get a matching spectacle
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    Quote Originally Posted by purrr-geot
    depends what they look liked
    How about the Tron look?



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    I shall wear something similar to the next cruise.


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    hahah that looks very trendy asanka
    make sure u rock up in the rustiest 404 you can find though
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    no friggen way. we may as well just walk. Maybe they will make fire retardant balaclavas mandatory too

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    I wouldn't wear one. Unless the government made it madatory so that then we were all in the same boat and all had to look like freaks while we drove. I guess once seatbealts weren't mandatory, now you wouldn't consider driving off without putting on your seatbelt, so I guess it could happen...

    and now, another useless picture, for no particular reason of the Tron man freak...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTI124
    In the current issue of Wheels, the safety article talks about the use of a safety headband. Made of a similar material to a bicycle helmet, but without the top part... think Star Wars Empire uniform headgear.

    Question is, would you wear one if they were available? They seriously cut head injuries and are better than side airbags (although they don't mention roof liner airbags in the article).
    I'd rather wearing open face helmet, I'll go order a Stilo WRC one with bluetooth for my mobile phone too !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by n b j
    and now, another useless picture, for no particular reason of the Tron man freak...
    Ugh! No! Would you please think of the children?

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    Not unless they made it law ... airbags in most modern cars are a large enough passive safety measure. I think we'll have electronic measures (like a GPS speed governed car) before these type of measures come in.

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    No. Unless we all get to wear the TRON MAN outfit.

    There was a driving instructor interviewed on some UK show, who contested that cars should have a large spike in the centre of the steering wheel that would impale the driver in the event of a collision. The reasoning was, drivers would be much more careful on the roads.

    I do not agree. The manufactures already put a small explosive charge in the airbag devices, I say, make it bigger and delete the bag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J206GTI
    I'd rather wearing open face helmet, I'll go order a Stilo WRC one with bluetooth for my mobile phone too !!
    That's the whole problem, helmets would save a lot of lives, but it's illegal to wear one on the road.

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    ..... why not just design the car safer & better, not cheaper. Linc, do you know if there is a push for a standardised global safety benchmark for which all mass auto manufacturers will have to meet?
    Id rather see that than head bands, anything that attaches to your body in such a manner is getting too close to personal space for my liking.
    Plus it will start a whole new rebelion, safety cap backwards klan -Chris
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHRI'S16
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    Plus it will start a whole new rebelion, safety cap backwards klan -Chris

    Wear it backwards... hmmm
    So in the event of a crash the Cerebral Cortex would be damaged & the Cerebellum would be fine... so we'd end up with really stupid people driving & only being able to carry out repetitive tasks... LOL... what'll change!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHRI'S16
    ..... why not just design the car safer & better, not cheaper. Linc, do you know if there is a push for a standardised global safety benchmark for which all mass auto manufacturers will have to meet?
    Id rather see that than head bands, anything that attaches to your body in such a manner is getting too close to personal space for my liking.
    Plus it will start a whole new rebelion, safety cap backwards klan -Chris
    Well it's not MY idea! I just thought it was an interesting debate. Certainly at the moment it's illegal to have a four point harness, roll cage and helmet in your car, even though this would provide a very high amount of safety. Why is it if you want to take steps to make your car safer, you're prevented?

    As for making cars safer, as the article says, that even with the latest technology, these hand bands would still be significantly beneficial. If we're serious about cutting the road injuries (not just fatalities), then we should be looking at this stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTI124
    If we're serious about cutting the road injuries (not just fatalities), then we should be looking at this stuff.
    If we're truly serious about injuries and fatalities, we shouldn't be driving !! hahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by XTC
    If we're truly serious about injuries and fatalities, we shouldn't be driving !! hahaha

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    There's a pretty big difference between wearing a headband and not driving. Surely, it's not such a drastic suggestion!

    Do you ride a bike without a helmet, or just not ride because they're compulsory?

    I guess, that raises another point... no point in bringing in legilsation mandating the use of these bands if noone enforces it... like cyclists and helmets...
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTI124
    There's a pretty big difference between wearing a headband and not driving. Surely, it's not such a drastic suggestion!

    Do you ride a bike without a helmet, or just not ride because they're compulsory?

    I guess, that raises another point... no point in bringing in legilsation mandating the use of these bands if noone enforces it... like cyclists and helmets...
    Not sure how much politics are involved in this headband thing, easiet quickest way is for people to wear a helemt, already made, proven it works...

    the only problem i can think of is the helmet maybe causing neck injuries with the added weight and inertia during an accident, and some people can't wear them for medical reasons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTI124
    I guess, that raises another point... no point in bringing in legilsation mandating the use of these bands if noone enforces it... like cyclists and helmets...
    I see far more helmet wearing cyclists then those that don't (at least around here) .. and they do enforce it, police do checks on the bike paths (where people don't think they need one). I think the fine is $50 or $100, anyway not wearing a helmet while cycling is natural section at work.

    But it's all a case of our BRAINS being too big for our bodies. We (humans) where not designed to move any faster then as fast as we can run ... but being the clever little tykes we are, we've found ways of getting around that (it's only in the last 100 years we've worked out how to fly*). * not including balloons etc.

    But evolutionary we've not matured to a point that our bodies can take the kind of punishment that moving even 40kph inside a tin-can (or even outside on a horse or bike etc) can/will inflict on us in the case of an accident. So mentally we're invincible, physically in principle we're still the same pathetic "sack of water" we have always been ... so until we evolve an exoskeleton maybe we should acknowledge we are not meant to fly, drive, ride etc .. but gee it's fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by XTC
    So mentally we're invincible
    Obviously you and I deal with a different clientele...

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    Quote Originally Posted by J206GTI
    Not sure how much politics are involved in this headband thing, easiet quickest way is for people to wear a helemt, already made, proven it works...

    the only problem i can think of is the helmet maybe causing neck injuries with the added weight and inertia during an accident, and some people can't wear them for medical reasons.
    I think the band reaches a nice compromise. A helmet would be incredibly impractical in an every day car.

    As for cyclists wearing helmets, the majority that I see in Sydney city do not, and I haven't seen a policeman pull someone up. Social cyclists tend to wear them more often, but the commuters rarely do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XTC
    I see far more helmet wearing cyclists then those that don't (at least around here) .. and they do enforce it, police do checks on the bike paths (where people don't think they need one). I think the fine is $50 or $100, anyway not wearing a helmet while cycling is natural section at work.

    But it's all a case of our BRAINS being too big for our bodies. We (humans) where not designed to move any faster then as fast as we can run ... but being the clever little tykes we are, we've found ways of getting around that (it's only in the last 100 years we've worked out how to fly*). * not including balloons etc.

    But evolutionary we've not matured to a point that our bodies can take the kind of punishment that moving even 40kph inside a tin-can (or even outside on a horse or bike etc) can/will inflict on us in the case of an accident. So mentally we're invincible, physically in principle we're still the same pathetic "sack of water" we have always been ... so until we evolve an exoskeleton maybe we should acknowledge we are not meant to fly, drive, ride etc .. but gee it's fun

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