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Further research on attachments mounted on an approved motorcycle helmet: do they increase injury risk?

Leavy, D, Beck, D.

Motorcycle Helmets and Protective Clothing Motorcycles and Scooters Motorcyclists Crash Avoidance and Crash Severity Reduction Legislation and Law Policy Development And Implementation

ARSC conference 2018

There has been growing demand for fitting aftermarket attachments, typically cameras and communication devices, onto motorcycle helmets. Previous research found that in some cases, attaching devices to a helmet caused the helmet to fail one of the tests specified in the two design standards referenced in the NSW Road Rules 2014. A further study was carried out to assess how this relates to an increased risk of injury to the wearer in a crash. The results, which are currently being peer reviewed, indicate that fitting devices to an approved motorcycle helmet is unlikely to pose an additional risk.