Motorcycle Helmet Test Procedures (VRTC)

This project will develop/refine test procedures for testing motorcycle helmet performance to improve objectivity and assess repeatability. This project is focused on short-term refinements to the existing FMVSS No. 218 test procedures based on previous testing experience and industry recommendations. This project does not explore the use of possible new tests or performance criteria (such as rotational head criterion) for evaluating motorcycle helmet performance.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • USDOT Research Hub DisplayID 157449


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $450000
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

  • Managing Organizations:

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    Vehicle Research and Test Center
    East Liberty, OH  United States  43319
  • Project Managers:

    Wietholter, Kedryn

  • Start Date: 20210318
  • Expected Completion Date: 20221231
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: Vehicle Safety Research
  • Subprogram: Structures

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01862422
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 25 2022 10:24AM