‘ Economic Commission for Europe’ regulation for helmets, accepted in 47 countries. Good for road use, most kar ting and trackdays, but not motorspor t.
SNELL SA2010 & SA2015
Snell is a private, nonprofit organisation formed in 1957 to improve helmet safety. Testing is more rigorous thant governmental rocesses, and includes fireretardant qualities, impact testing , and removabilit y. The former rating , SA2005, may not be eligible for current motorspor t series.
FIA 8 860 -2010 & 8 8 59 -2015
Any driver competing in an FIA event must wear a helmet that meets FIA homologation – currently the most stringent standard in the world. FIA 8860- 2010 still valid, with FIA 8859 - 2015 the most up - to - date. A helmet will only per form at its best in an emergency if it fits – and we all have subtly dif ferent- sized and shaped heads. So mea sure your head to get a rough guide ( use a tape mea sure horizontally about an inch above your eyebrows), but always tr y on a s many brands a s you c an. Helmet lining s will sof ten a little, so go for a snug fit. And buy the best and most up to date helmet you c an af ford. Af ter all, it’s only your head.