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Motorcycle Helmet Safety Standards In Part 1 of this article, I described my detailed tour of the Nolan Helmets factory in Brembate di Sopra, Italy. I learned about the polycarbonate motorcycle helmet manufacturing process and all of the work that it takes to create a Nolan helmet. During my tour, I also visited a separate Nolan facility …

DOT Versions of the Urban Helmet UPDATE (December 2010): Apparently Urban Helmets is no longer in business. We were the first to review the URBAN N20 Astro full-face and the URBAN N350 Moto motorcycle helmets when they became available in the UK. The helmets became popular with American motorcycle riders. They are now DOT safety standard …

U.S. DOT Proposes Changes to Motorcycle Helmet Labeling Requirements October 2008 – The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has proposed a change in the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 218, which addresses motorcycle helmet safety standards in the U.S.A. According to NHTSA, “The purpose of FMVSS No. 218 is to reduce …

U.S. Department of Transportation Sec. 571.218 Standard No. 218 FMVSS 218 – 49 CFR 571.218 Following is the official U.S. regulation, or “law” for what we motorcyclists in the U.S. know as the DOT regulations covering motorcycle helmets. In other words, a motorcycle helmet manufacturer would have to submit a helmet model to testing to …