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Bonjour - French safety ratings for your noggin

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Those pesky French have been at it again: getting ahead in safety tests. Have you seen the Certimoov ratings for helmets? They are a bit like SHARP tests, but with added rotational force ;) The French ratings look like handy info, and they are even written in English. Merci Certimoov!
Certimoov wrote: Current regulations test helmets in a straight line, i.e. perpendicular to the impact surface. Certimoov adds oblique impacts to its tests, which better reflects the real conditions of collision (e.g. impact on a road with a component of horizontal speed).

The [European] regulation’s pass/fail criteria for helmet acceptance is yes or no: either the helmet fulfils the regulation or it does not. Certimoov enables the addition of nuances to the tests with a score from 0 to 5.
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Re: Bonjour - French safety ratings for your noggin

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Maybe I'm using the site wrong, but they've only tested 29 motorcycles helmets and none have scored more than 3/5?

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surprising that bicycle helmets score higher (typically 3.5) than most full face helmets (typically 2.5)

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I read in Motorcycle Rider magazine (BMF) this month that the current standard, ECE 22.05, AKA UN Regulation No 22, is to be updated, coming into force in June 2023.

Maybe that French site has started using it for tests?

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You mentioned Noggin.

Now she'll probably fall out of bed in excitement.

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inewham wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:10 pm
surprising that bicycle helmets score higher (typically 3.5) than most full face helmets (typically 2.5)
Doesn't necessarily surprise me depending on the criteria. If (as I believe they are) looking at things like head rotation, full face helmets are likely to have a negative effect on this. They may of course help to prevent your face being mashed, but some of us prefer to avoid the crash in the first place.
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Zut alors!
inewham wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:10 pm
surprising that bicycle helmets score higher (typically 3.5) than most full face helmets (typically 2.5)
Motorcycle lids have been behind cycling helmets for years. The cycling helmet industry appears more innovative, and cycling magazines have written more about rotational injury than we’ve seen in the motorcycling press.
KungFooBob wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:31 pm
none have scored more than 3/5?
One lid – the 6D ATS-1R helmet – scored very highly. But it's disappeared from the results! 6D specialises in helmets that protect against these forces.

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Re: Bonjour - French safety ratings for your noggin

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Interesting... thanks for sharing that, not seen that before.

Hopefully, some more helmets will appear in the near future.