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As others have said, there are two reasons - one is that in a rally car, you're very firmly strapped in with full harness belts, as opposed to the inertia-reel belts in a normal car. The other is that a rally car will have many bumps and jolts that would set off the airbags in a normal car. I'm a regular rally navigator (or co-driver), it's actually quite ...


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If you are ever lucky enough to drive a competition car, the first thing that will strike you is that you can't move. Once you're in your bucket seat with your fire retardant overalls on, wearing a full face helmet and neck brace and strapped firmly in with your multipoint harness, you'll feel like you've been pinned to the seat. You can't look over your ...


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It is pretty straightforward, it has absolutely nothing to do with simplicity weight or anything like that! You are not allowed by fia rules to have working airbags in a competition car due to the fact that during racetime any bump or contact to the impact sensor could trigger the airbag, meaning you get punched in the face by it and have no visibility ...


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All answers are good but one simple thing missing. Airbag is sensitive and on small crash can be opened. If you race and made small crash you can continue racing if all most important parts of car works. Also if car start to fire, airbag will keep you inside and you are dead. Any help for you or any kind of fast excape with airbag is hard.


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Simplicity (less to break, repair) Weight Safety: There would be more instances where they might cause more harm than good. (for example minor impacts or large jolts might trigger airbags, thereby rendering the car and driver incapacitated... when they would normally still be able to drive) Safety #2: The drivers have already are wearing advanced harnesses ...


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For the most part, they don't need it. The purpose of the air bag is to protect the occupant as the body is thrown forward in a crash. Most racers have such vastly improved safety equipment over what is available in a standard road worthy automobile, they don't need air bags. The things you'd need to take into account are things like a five-point harness, ...


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Shortly after I posted this, after starting the car again in the heat and having the airbag warning light come on again, the SRS warning light came on, then the security warning light came on, several other lights came on, and then the car started to lurch and stall. Suspecting a power issue, I quickly turned off the A/C, thinking reducing the power load ...



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