Kevin Hart’s Barracuda Crash Will Be Used To Shape Future California Laws
About a week after comedian Kevin Hart wrecked his Hellcat-swapped 1970 Plymouth Barracuda, California officials are using the accident as a platform to change future vehicle legislation. Depending on what the CHP finds could result in new vehicle safety laws.
It’s reported that authorities don’t suspect any foul play nor what the driver under any influence of alcohol or drugs.
It’s common practice to disassemble a car after an accident with a major injury and typically takes around three to four weeks. The vehicle involved is stripped down to determine the cause of the crash before forensic experts evaluate the pieces of evidence uncovered. The end result may be a recommendation by the CHP to the state legislature to require that car companies in the business of customizing and restoring classic cars must install safety harnesses – EVEN IF it strays from the original vehicle. There were no harnesses in Hart’s Barracuda. Although it wouldn’t have prevented the crash, a harness could have minimized the damage and injuries to Hart and his passengers.
It’s being reported that the CHP does, in fact, care if the car wasn’t restored properly and has actually pushed legislation over salvaged cars that are unsafely restored. So Hart’s crash may push the envelope in getting that legislation pushed through.
At the end of the day, this may change nothing for restored cars in California. However, if the CHP legislation requiring modified classics have safety harnesses things may change for owners and restoration businesses alike.