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Real People Used As a Car Crash Test Dummies Back In The ’70s!!!

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A clip from the Television series “Ripley’s Believe It Or Not” with host Jack Palance that aired in the mid-1980’s. The story was about automobile safety and the importance of wearing your seat belt.

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The first half featured the familiar footage of crash test dummies in the ultra slow-motion from American car crash tests done in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s.

The video also shows people hitting other vehicles driven by humans while on snowy roads – and drivers smashing into trees which such force the windscreen detaches from the car frame.

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This amazing clip shows the end of the segment where German crash tests used live human volunteers. As far as I can tell this is most likely from the episode that aired on October 6, 1985.

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