SHARP at 401

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Published on 4 November 2016 by Robert Drane

The Safety Helmet Assessment and Rating Programme (SHARP) is celebrating having tested more than 400 types of motorcycle helmet.

SHARP has conducted over 13,000 high-impact tests since the scheme began in 2007.

The SHARP scheme rates the performance of helmets in a simple five-star rating. The tests show how well helmets perform over the bare-minimum legal requirements.

In a statement on the Department for Transport website, it is suggested that the work of SHARP could have contributed to the 38% fall in motorcycle fatalities since 2007.

You can read more about the scheme in our article SHARP Helmets: put a lid on it.

Anna Zee, BMF Politcal and Technical Director, said: “The BMF recognises the SHARP rating system as a useful tool in helping riders make informed choices.”

Visit the SHARP website to discover your helmet's start rating.