Driver Safety - What Racing Sanctioning Bodies Write in their Rulebooks 2006-01-3614
Drivers Safety in racing is greatly influenced by the safety rules established and published by the sanctioning bodies that operate the racing series. This paper will list the 2006 rules in categories affecting driver's safety, from several sanctioning bodies. Those categories include required helmets, restraints, seats, padding and nets. The sanctioning bodies chosen offer a large cross-section of race cars in use from Formula SAE to NHRA Top Fuel. The rules often refer to meeting specifications from the SFI Foundation, the Snell Foundation, or Federation Interationale de l'Automobile (FIA). This paper will explain what those specifications mean and serve as a guide to sources.