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    Read This: Motorsports safety icon Bill Simpson hits the gridiron to fight concussions
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    We're going to switch gears and step away from the automotive realm for a minute and talk about football. It's one of America's favorite sports, with pro and college teams duking it out on the gridiron every fall and on into winter. It's inherent danger, though, has been making news the last few ...

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    Report: Racing helmet legend Bill Simpson turning his attention to pro football safety
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    Bill Simpson has turned his helmet expertise toward reducing the number of concussions in football. Simpson has been manufacturing helmets for motorsports for years, turning his experience as a drag racer and a driver in the Indianapolis 500 into safer equipment for use at the track, but it ...

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    Protect your head with... a cardboard helmet?
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    We were nearly ready to break out the tin foil hats when we first ran across news that cardboard may be better at protecting your noggin than the polystyrene that's currently en vogue in helmets. Upon closer inspection, it turns out the corrugated paper product actually makes a fine impact ...

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    First drop in motorcycle related deaths in a decade, are we really any safer?
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    In a preliminary report, the Governors Highway Safety Association recently indicated a 10% drop in motorcycle related fatalities around the U.S. in 2009. This decline marks the first such improvement in over a decade as deaths have been on the rise consistently from 1997 onward. Are we really ...

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    New 'skull and skin' helmet sounds creepy cool
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    Have you heard the expression "break neck speeds?" This often overused tag has become the go-to hook line in many motorcycle crash stories on your local evening news. A new design concept called Super Skin from Industrial Design Consultancy, or IDC, looks to address the core issue. Eighty percent ...

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    VIDEO: Thermahelm motorcycle helmet is swell. Err... not swell
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    Thermahelm helmet animation - Click above to watch the video after the break
    We're sure this comes as a shock to nobody, but here we go anyway: brain swelling is bad. Very bad. That thick, hard skull surrounding your brain is great at providing a good deal of protection, but when things go awry ...

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