CRASH, Australia's New Helmet Rating System

Australia's New Helmet Rating System, CRASH 1 photo
Photo: Northumbria Police
Australia has put up its own motorcycle helmet rating system called CRASH. Now, despite the not-exactly-encouraging name, CRASH stands for Consumer Rating and Assessment of Safety Helmets and represents a consortium of Oz government agencies and a motorist organization sharing the motorcycle safety concerns.
Just like the acclaimed SHARP system in the UK, CRASH analyzes the protection level various helmets provide, based on lab research and testing of the areas most likely to receive an impact during a crash.

However, what could be named the "CRASH rating" is a generic scoring which involves many more variables than the impact scores only, and is thus a more comprehensive approach to consumer safety.

Though the number of tested helmets with both SHARP and CRASH is rather small, the two are constantly adding new lids to their archives and by all means, it's a very wise idea to check with them prior to buying a new one. You'll at least get a better picture of what the series is like, form the SHARP or CRASH point of view.

Via A&R.
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