The UK has initiated a program that
might give helmet buyers something to think about besides fit and looks.
At a recent Road Safety Expo, UK Road Safety Minister announced that research had shown that
legally-approved street helmets can vary in “safety performance”
by up to 30 per cent.
Allowing riders to choose helmets that
clearly indicate their level of protective ability could save dozens
of lives a year, he added.
So the Safety Helmet Assessment and
Rating Program will rate helmets using a scale of one to five stars, based on their performance
in government-commissioned laboratory tests.
Hmhhh, are the days of the "DOT" sticker numbered? Hopefully.