B13 Safety and Rollbar Question

George Roffe geo3@earthlink.net
Mon, 4 Aug 2003 10:14:54 -0500

Scott Opheim wrote:

>I understand that the danger of a roll bar is that in a crash you could
>come into contact with the bar, could this danger be reduced by padding
>the bar or adding bracing to the bar so that the seats would not be
>allowed to move backward during a rear impact collision?

The padding won't reduce the impact to your skull very much.  However, a
rollbar is significantly safer in a road car than a cage.  For the most
part I think rollbars are OK for a road car.  Cage, no.

George Roffe