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Old 04-05-2016, 08:57 AM   #1
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ECE Certified Helmet?

Hi, I am a new rider and ordering an AGV helmet that is ECE certified from Europe, not DOT. Is that ok or a problem?
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If you get a ticket for that he was looking for something to get you for. ECE is more rigorous than DOT
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ECE or Snell is what you should look for. Even brain buckets are DOT--means absolutely nothing.
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ECE or Snell is what you should look for. Even brain buckets are DOT--means absolutely nothing.
DOT is still a standard
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Remember a DOT sticker on the back of the helmet and proper inside labeling do not necessarily indicate that a helmet meets all DOT requirements. Many helmets have counterfeit DOT stickers and a limited few also have manufacturer’s labeling. But the design and weight of a helmet, thickness of the inner liner, and the quality of the chin strap and rivets are extra clues to help distinguish safe helmets from non-complying ones.
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DOT is still a standard
I know, but it's an effectively meaningless standard
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I know, but it's an effectively meaningless standard
A DOT helmet offers more protection than a helmet that does not meet the standard so how is it meaningless?
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A DOT helmet offers more protection than a helmet that does not meet the standard so how is it meaningless?
Saying a helmet meets DOT standard is like saying beef is USDA certified. The requirements for these are so low that saying something meets them is not even useful information to the consumer.
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If there is no SNELL certification, you can't use it on track days correct?
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Saying a helmet meets DOT standard is like saying beef is USDA certified. The requirements for these are so low that saying something meets them is not even useful information to the consumer.
I assume your helmet meets "higher" standards than DOT. What properties does your helmet possess that reaches those standards?
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ECE is not more stringent, it has different criteria
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If you get a ticket for that he was looking for something to get you for. ECE is more rigorous than DOT
Most... Make that all... Of the ECE helmets I have seen for sale in U.S. lack the official ECE marking sewn into the chin strap. Rather they just have a painted marking on the back outer shell which is meaningless in ECE.
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If you get a ticket for that he was looking for something to get you for. ECE is more rigorous than DOT
How can he get a ticket for wearing something that is not even required?

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How can he get a ticket for wearing something that is not even required?

I thought DOT sticker was required? I'm not sure though
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I thought DOT sticker was required? I'm not sure though
Helmets are not required in Texas...unless you are on a permit (I think).... or something.
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Helmets are not required in Texas...unless you are on a permit (I think).... or something.
Good point haha...drinking too much!
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Thanks guys, also I believe Texas helmet law only requires helmets on 21 and under?
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Helmets are not required in Texas...unless you are on a permit (I think).... or something.
The way it works we do still have a law pertaining to helmets. If you have the M endorsement on your license you have the choice to wear one or not becuase you have gone through the riding course and have been made aware of what may happen if a crash occurs. If you choose to ride without one you must provide medical insurance to cover yourself in the event of a crash.
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Saying a helmet meets DOT standard is like saying beef is USDA certified. The requirements for these are so low that saying something meets them is not even useful information to the consumer.
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