Nascar Forced to Examine Safety Procedures

Sports and Society Administrator February 26, 2013 0
Nascar Forced to Examine Safety Procedures

Viv Bernstein | New York Times
February 24, 2013

28 fans were injured at the Daytona International Speedway when a collision caused cars and parts to go airborne and fly into the stands. In light of this accident, the second such accident involving fans in recent years, racing officials are being forced to examine the existing safety procedures. Possible safety improvements include a double-fence, with two fences spaced some distance apart, to further insulate fans from flying debris. Daytona International Speedway president, Joie Chitwood, maintained that the Speedway has “very good safety protocols” in place and while incidents do occasionally happen, history demonstrates a “pretty good safety track record.” To read more on this topic, view the original article:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/25/sports/nascar-plans-safety-review-after-crash-at-daytona.html?ref=sports&_r=0

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