Came across an article about this head and neck restraint on caranddriver.com. It may not be such a bad idea to wear this gadget while driving in Kuwait, considering that almost everyone drives like they are in a race. :)

The HANS essentially works like an airbag. But instead of inflating a cushion to arrest occupant motion in a collision, it uses a raised collar and two polyester-fabric tethers to secure the driver’s head. The driver’s shoulder belts hold the tall, stiff collar securely in place. The tethers link the sides of the driver’s helmet to collar anchor points. When g-loads build during a forward impact, the HANS device assures that the driver’s helmeted head moves with his torso so vulnerable neck and skull bones aren’t overloaded.

For more info on the HANS device, check out their website: hansdevice.com.