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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.