By 1950, almost every race-car driver used safety seat belts.
American car manufacturers Nash (in 1949) and Ford (in 1955) offered seat belts as options, while Swedish Saab first introduced seat belts as standard in 1958. After the Saab GT 750 was introduced at the New York Motor Show in 1958 with safety belts fitted as standard, the practice became commonplace. Continue reading »
10 Car Crash Survivors Pose Proudly For A Chilling Photo Project To Raise Awareness About Seatbelt Safety
Shocking portraits of the searing bruises that seatbelts can leave behind after a crash are being celebrated as survival badges of honor, and showing the importance of belting up.
The initiative is part of an NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) campaign to reduce the number of deaths on NZ roads. According to them, 90 people die each year because they weren’t wearing their seatbelt, most of whom are young men in rural areas. The confronting portraits are of 10 real-life crash survivors, whose post-crash injuries were recreated by the SFX make-up company PROFX. Continue reading »
“Virgin Galactic’s experimental spaceship broke apart in flight over California’s Mojave Desert after a device to slow the craft’s descent prematurely deployed, federal investigators said Sunday. National Transportation Safety Board Acting Chairman Christopher Hart said that while no cause for Friday’s crash of SpaceShipTwo has been determined, investigators found the “feathering” system – which rotates the tail to create drag – was activated before the craft reached the appropriate speed. The system requires a two-step process to deploy. The co-pilot unlocked the system but Hart said the second step occurred “without being commanded”. “What we know is that after it was unlocked, the feathers moved into the deploy position and two seconds later we saw disintegration” Hart said. The investigation is months from being completed and pilot error, mechanical failure, the design and whether there was pressure to continue testing are among many things being looked at, Hart said. “We are not edging toward anything, we’re not ruling anything out”, Hart said. “We are looking at all these issues to determine the root cause of this accident”.
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It’s that time of year again, so to celebrate Halloween 2013 creative team of Design By Soap dug out the LEGO and have produced the second scene in their LEGO Zombie series; the plane crash. Inspired by the plane crash in World War Z, the scene depicts a plane that has come down out in the British countryside, and the noise has attracted a large group of the undead… Continue reading »
Waves crash over the promenade at high tide in Saundersfoot, in west Wales, on January 3, 2013. The south and west of the country was due to be hit by a combination of heavy rain, strong winds and high spring tides. Britain’s Environment Agency said that there could be a threat to life. (Photo by Rebecca Naden/Reuters)
A Boeing 767 of Polish LOT airlines makes an emergency landing at Warsaw airport on November 1. The plane en route from Newark with 230 people onboard made an emergency landing in Warsaw airport on Tuesday. No passengers were hurt, Polish media reported. (Peter Andrews / Reuters) Continue reading »
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