UK Helmet compliance question

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UK Helmet compliance question

Post by limeyduffa » Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:30 pm

Hi All

A question for the UK members. Is this law enforced in the UK ?

"All helmets worn on UK roads must meet one of the following:

British Standard BS 6658:1985 and carry the BSI Kitemark
UNECE Regulation 22.05
a European Economic Area member standard offering at least the same safety and protection as BS 6658:1985, and carry a mark equivalent to the BSI Kitemark"

Do compliance stickers have to be visible on the outside of the lid ?

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Re: UK Helmet compliance question

Post by katanajim » Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:42 am

The only place i have had helmet checks done in the UK was at a track where they did want to see one of the stickers you mention.(been riding in the UK for 30 years)

If you are riding on the road wearing a helmet that 'looks' like it is a genuine / real modern crash helmet then you will be fine / would be very unlucky to get challenged for it.

Just don't expect to be able to wear an old german war helmet / viking horned helmet / an iron man helmet / 1950's pisspot helmet and not get a pull from the police who may well then starting looking for certification.

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