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Ensuring Driver’s Safety in an Automobile Race
An automobile race can be fatal if the driver does not take the necessary safety measures. This is a dangerous sport and that is the reason a driver should take all the necessary safety measures possible. As you prepare for the race, there are several things that you should do to be safe just in case there is an accident.
Wear Comfortable Clothing
For an automobile race, you should be in comfortable clothing. This means that the clothes that you wear under the safety gear should be as comfortable as possible. You do not to wear clothes that are too warm or too tight to a point that you can bear move in your seat comfortably.
Have the Right Gear
One of the most important things that you can have prior to an automobile race is the ideal safety gear. Safety gear enhances your safety just in case you get involved in an accident. The right gear includes; a racing helmet, shoes, a fire suit, HANS safety device and racing gloves. The safety equipment that you wear should be in good condition and of good quality.
Why should you wear a Racing Helmet?
There is every reason that you should wear a racing helmet. The most important reason is the safety it enhances for your neck, brain and skull. This makes it a necessity and not an option. It should not only be worn, but it should be worn properly. There is a rope at the bottom of the helmet (at the neck) and this is what you use to secure the helmet. Ensure this is done and it is comfortable on your head.
Why Wear the Fire Suit?
Fire suits come in different styles and color thus you are not limited to one type. You can choose a two piece or a one piece fire suit. You can go for whatever you feel is suitable for you as long as it’s a fire suit. This is the largest safety gear for an automobile race. When wearing the suit, ensure that you have zipped up every zip as this enhances your safety than when some zips are not zipped up.
How to Wear Your Racing Shoes
Racing shoes will protect your feet and they should be worn properly. Tie the shoe laces and if there is any hanging, tuck it into the shoe. A loose shoe lace could be caught up on the pedal which could lead to an accident. There should be no gap between the shoes and your fire suit. This is for safety purposes.
As you gear up for the car race, safety and comfort are of ultimate importance and thus should never be compromised. With your racing gloves on, you will have a better grip of the steering wheel and your hands will be protected.