New SHARP motorcycle helmet ratings announced
More than 20 new SHARP helmet safety ratings have been published ahead of the extended Bank Holiday, when motorcycling levels are expected to soar.
The new ratings take the number of helmets rated by SHARP (the Safety Helmet Assessment and Rating Programme) to 247.
Mike Penning, road safety minister, said: “Many of us will be making the most of the extended Bank Holiday period to take our bikes out and, hopefully, take advantage of some good weather.
“I urge anyone thinking about buying a new helmet ahead of the weekend to check out the SHARP website before making their decision. A well fitted helmet with a high SHARP rating will provide you with the best possible protection in the event of an accident so it's well worth checking the advice on the site before you buy.”
All helmets must meet minimum legal safety standards but the SHARP scheme uses a wider range of tests to provide riders with more information on how much protection a helmet can provide in a crash. The SHARP tests, which award ratings of between one and five stars, show that the safety performance of helmets can vary by as much as 70%.
New website includes membersí portal and info on training courses etc
Apply for Corporate Membership of Road Safety GB
Road Safety campaigns, research, data and help forum
The 2017 National Road Safety Conference
For more info and to register to attend click here...
Project EDWARD - 21 September 2017
For more info click here...
AROUND THE WEB
Is this the end for the red traffic light?
Vehicle hire specialist Northgate delves into the Green Light Optimal Speed Advisory project.
The driving test trial
The findings of a DVSA trial, conducted with the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL), released to coincide with the new driving test changes.
Highways England's vehicle checks campaign
Click here to subscribe for weekly news alert