You can now add seat belts to the list of counterfeit items you should look out for when you’re shopping for your car. And holy crap should you look out for this stuff because it’s terrifying.

The video above features just a 50 mile per hour crash with a set of fake racing belts, and it looks very much deadly.

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The video comes from Carms council in Wales, where the local Carmarthenshire Trading Standards discovered someone selling low-cost knockoff Sabelt, Sparco and Takata harnesses on Facebook and eBay.

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As AxisOfOversteer points out, the savings you might get from skimping on safety equipment is very much not worth the risk illustrated above.


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