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Head Protection for Wheeled Recreational Device Riders: Finding the Right Standard

Beck, D., McIntosh, A., Leavy, D.

Motorcycle Helmets and Protective Clothing

ARSC conference 2017

To better regulate the wearing of helmets for wheeled recreational devices in NSW, Transport for NSW commissioned a study to identify which local or international standards best met the head-protection needs of riders of wheeled recreational devices (WRDs).

The study included a review of head injury risks based on a literature review and analysis of WRD-related fatalities recorded in the National Coronial Information System Database. Local and international standards were compared to identify which best met the head-protection needs of WRD riders.

The local standards AS/NZS 2063 were found to be the most suitable for protecting WRD riders.