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mghenwood
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Can you still run a neck support collar with the Hans device? Any specific brand that works better if so? I know sparco has many variations.

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Why?

mghenwood
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I didn't know if it was a requirement for SCCA, sorry I am new to this. Just covering my bases.

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I think HANS recommends against this idea.

No one requires it.

mghenwood
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Thanks for the help guys.

Motor City Hamilton
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GM Racing showed us some of their crash videos a few years back when they were doing work with the HANS vs. neck collars. The neck collars on their own were pretty useless and usually ended up stuffed up inside the driver's helmet on the crash dummy.

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I saw a safety presentation where the neck collars acted as a fulcrum to snap the neck during certain types of accidents. They are fine for Karting, where the driver is usually thrown out, but I wouldn't wear one in a race car.

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I sell HANS and when though their training in Atlanta, do not use the neck collar and the HANS at the same time.

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