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Old 02-03-2009, 04:10 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by bikin' Ed View Post
Carbon fiber in the passenger compartment can become lethal in a crash. During a crash it turns into sharp strong shards capable of ripping a person apart.
And sheet metal doesn't? If this were true to the degree you say, it would not be used in racing applications as much as it is. F1 makes their "tubs" out of the stuff - completely encasing their drivers. If it was as you say, that would be like an iron maiden. No way any sanctioning body would put drivers in such a death trap. Passengers in a road car would be a significantly greater distance away from said shards in a crash as opposed to a driver of an open-wheel racer, further absurdifying (yes, I made that up) the "flying shards" theory.
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