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Motorcycle Helmet Safety Standards


Motorcycle Helmet Safety Information Read the October 2001 full report “Fatal Single Vehicle Motorcycle Crashes” (DOT HS 809 360)  from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA); a study recently conducted on motorcycle accidents and safety Single vehicle motorcycle crashes account for about 45 percent of all motorcyclist fatalities. More than 38,000 motorcyclists have died …

New ACU Five Star System to Combine Snell and ECE 22.05 Motorcycle Helmet Safety Standards The Autocycle Union (ACU Motorcycling GB) fulfills a role in the UK that is similar to the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) in the U.S.A. Both serve as the the governing bodies for motorcycle racing, they help organize motorcycle clubs and …

Hohenstein Institute Head Shape Study Confirms the Differences and Importance of Motorcycle Helmet Internal Shapes March 20, 2013 – It was more than 10 years ago when we first described the differences in head shapes and the relation to motorcycle helmet fit in the webBikeWorld Motorcycle Helmet FAQ. Our findings were not based on scholarly research, …

Shoei Neotec Helmet EPS February 18, 2012 – I met one of the Shoei helmet designers at the show and he had a cutaway version of the new Shoei Neotec (review) that was recently reviewed on webBikeWorld.com. This cutaway sample is very interesting because it illustrates why we discovered that the upper ventilation is so good on …

Final Rule for Motorcycle Helmet Labeling is Announced by DOT May 18, 2011 – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published the final rule (here) for new motorcycle helmet labeling requirements for motorcycle helmets sold in the U.S.A. The new certification label will bear the manufacturer’s name and helmet model and the words “DOT …

Motorcycle Helmet Wind Block and Noise Reduction Attaches to bottom of helmet between liner and shell. Difficult to fit on some helmets. Doesn’t block all noise, depending upon helmet design. Windproof, claimed waterproof. Our Motorcycle Helmet Noise page has generated a stack of emails since it was first posted. These confirm our belief that helmet …