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March 16, 2016, 08:10:12 AM
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I am a member of the AMA (American Motorcyclist Association) and from time to time the AMA sends out Tip documents on various motorcycle matters.

This time we have a Helmet Help document. I hope that the information in the Tip document might prove useful to some of you. The attachment is below.

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If you would like to join the AMA please follow this link.

http://amajoin.com/HDBITC/0936e8d5-ce69-4485-86f9-760b440506d7/

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September 14, 2016, 07:26:38 PM
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Here is a good video that supports the advice given in the motorcycle helmet document in the first post in this thread.



Here a good general video from the MSF (Motorcycle Safety Foundation) on helmet construction and proper fitment.


September 15, 2016, 08:02:10 AM
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Some related threads on motorcycle helmets are the following...

Motorcycle Helmet Laws and Other Motorcycle Laws (United States) 
https://hdbitchin.com/index.php/topic,91.0.html

Check your helmet month  (April)
https://hdbitchin.com/index.php/topic,1542.0.html

July 29, 2017, 09:38:03 PM
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Here are some good links to help you understand the safety standards that motorcycle helmets are tested to.

DOT
https://one.nhtsa.gov/people/injury/pedbimot/motorcycle/unsafehelmetid/pages/page2.htm

Snell Memorial Foundation
http://www.smf.org/stds

SHARP, Helmet Safety Scheme
https://sharp.dft.gov.uk/

ECE 22.05 Motorcycle Helmet Safety Standard
http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcycle-helmets/ece-22-05.htm
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March 12, 2018, 12:47:07 PM
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Is your helmet DOT tested/rated and only DOT? If so, you might want to watch this video. Being just DOT leaves much to be desired. You should always look for further testing standards like ECE and Snell when buying any helmet. Having just a DOT rating isn't saying much.   



Here is a link to a related thread...

Helmet Testing (Bell Helmet)
https://hdbitchin.com/index.php/topic,1397.0.html

July 06, 2019, 02:16:02 PM
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I found the below linked article from RevZilla to be an interesting read about the different helmet testing standards. Happy reading!

https://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/helmet-safety-ratings-101
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February 06, 2020, 06:34:22 PM
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DOT helmet ratings are actually an honor system it would seem. This linked article publishes some shocking statistics that show many helmets are labeled as DOT compliant but actually are not. The article states without a governing body to administer quality control before helmets hit retailers, meeting DOT standards is left up to the manufacturer.

Buyer beware!

https://www.rideapart.com/articles/397241/dot-helmet-failure-rate-increases/amp/

One thing that the article said was to seek out helmets with additional ratings such as ECE or the independent Snell rating to ensure you are getting a tested and safe helmet.


 



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