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Old 06-12-2014, 08:07 AM   #1
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Just in case you were helmet shopping !!

According to VisorDown.com a number of helmets that had an "increased chance of death" have been seized by the police in the UK.

To demonstrate what they are talking about check
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Wow, did NOT see that coming when I watched the video. That's awful. Like wearing a party hat or something.
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, I didn't get audio but I'm guessing that one was not snell certified
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, I didn't get audio but I'm guessing that one was not snell certified
Not DOT either.
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I would never purchase a helmet without the DOT and SNELL logos printed on it.
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He should have put that helmet on one of those whiny kids in the background and tested it.
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Man that was crazy. At first I thought he went easy on the first swing. Seeing him hammer at the first helmet afterwards though... wow.
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I would never purchase a helmet without the DOT and SNELL logos printed on it.

DOT logo is worthless. As I understand it, its up to the manufacturer if it passes DOT as there are no DOT regulations out there to pass. SNELL on the other hand is a rigorous list that one must pass. Unfortunately, there arent that many SNELL helmets out there. Not like DOT.
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DOT logo is worthless. As I understand it, its up to the manufacturer if it passes DOT as there are no DOT regulations out there to pass. SNELL on the other hand is a rigorous list that one must pass. Unfortunately, there arent that many SNELL helmets out there. Not like DOT.
What do you mean? To be a "DOT" helmet they need to be FMVSS No. 218 compliant. They sell these novelty helmets for 20 bucks which is what the video had. In Texas you don't need a helmet to be legal so riding with a novelty helmet isn't illegal.
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What do you mean? To be a "DOT" helmet they need to be FMVSS No. 218 compliant. They sell these novelty helmets for 20 bucks which is what the video had. In Texas you don't need a helmet to be legal so riding with a novelty helmet isn't illegal.

Cool to finally see the actual standard. I think I may have misunderstood before. So who does the testing of the helmets to make sure they are within that standard?

I was also told once that riding in Texas with a novelty helmet actually is illegal. Sounds crazy that you can ride without one (if you have the proper age & insurance/certification) but you can't ride with a novelty one. Any idea on that?
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Cool to finally see the actual standard. I think I may have misunderstood before. So who does the testing of the helmets to make sure they are within that standard?

I was also told once that riding in Texas with a novelty helmet actually is illegal. Sounds crazy that you can ride without one (if you have the proper age & insurance/certification) but you can't ride with a novelty one. Any idea on that?
I think what you were referring to originally is not too far off. There is a safety standard you have to meet for DOT, but from what I understand it is up to the manufacturer to determine if it meets the DOT standard as opposed to the gov't testing each helmet model and giving certification.

The SNELL foundation, on the other hand, does the testing for compliance to their standard and administers certification. I don't think I've recently come across many full-face (and non-modular) helmets that were not SNELL, with the exception of Euro companies that instead carry the ECE certification.

I really don't know much about the (il)legality of riding with a novelty helmet in TX, so I won't speculate.
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That helmet that shattered didn't appear to even have an ECE stamp on it. At least not that I could see.
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