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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-20-2019, 11:19 AM
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There are other rating systems too and helmets can fail in one test and top another.

There is no accurate way of measuring helmet safety because no accident is the same.
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Personally I've always used the Sharps guide for Helmets: https://sharp.dft.gov.uk/


ECE is the European standard i think & Snell appears to be a more American\Race standard. I read that if a helmet has an internal visor it almost always fails the Snell tests as they are more designed for Race. So ECE is the more road use\wearing type of helmet test IMO.


Found an interesting discussion on this on Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/motorcycles...ld_i_trust_the
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check for ECE.

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post #15 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-19-2019, 05:23 PM
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All rubbish in my opinion there are DOT approved helmets with rubbish ratings according to other rating systems.

And helmets with inner visors automatically rejected by DOT is like an sclass with 90 airbags and 1200 electronic aids deemed unsafe because of oversized visors.

Price and brand is the only way to go when helmet shopping...
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All rubbish in my opinion there are DOT approved helmets with rubbish ratings according to other rating systems.

And helmets with inner visors automatically rejected by DOT is like an sclass with 90 airbags and 1200 electronic aids deemed unsafe because of oversized visors.

Price and brand is the only way to go when helmet shopping...
It can't be all rubbish, they crash test helmets in 30+ ways and they are dedicated organizations researching helmet safety.

Conflicting ratings are not ideal though, and that inner visor limitation is indeed idiotic
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The DOT vs snell rating is more to do with EU/US and track/racing rather than street/road riding. Piston_Broke's post is spot on!
@Machinist Price, not so much, but brand I agree with since they have their reputation to uphold, so in short (IMO) If it's from a reputable manufacturer and gets good reviews, just buy the helmet you want.

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