Originally Posted by EtoS
Street and tracks will always require different safety. Key is different not more or less.
more stuff here.
similar low height going similar speeds/directions. On the street you got SUVs, trucks, semis, etc. going opposite, adjacent and with you. It's just a whole different world.
I have an Fmod that I autocross now. My first thought would be that it would be a blast to make street legal (would need lights and a "windshield" and mufflers). Small, fast, great gas mileage, and badass.
After my first autocross I never wanted to try it. Sitting in grid, my face was even (more or less) with the exhaust of the cars in front of me (WRX, C63 AMG, etc). There's no way anyone would see me unless I added huge brightly colored wings. If someone hit me, they'd be more likely to lauch over me, take off my head, and be done.
Now this FFR car, I'd DD it with a helmet since it'd be bigger (more like a lotus Elise) and not nearly as much of a death trap.