20 OR 120 KM/H - A CRASH HELMET IN EVERY CASE

OB 20 ODER 120 KM/H: AUF ALLE FAELLE MIT SCHUTZHELM

THE FEDERAL HIGHWAYS INSTITUTE HAS INVESTIGATED AS PART OF ITS WORK ON TRAFFIC SAFETY HOW FAR RIDERS OF MOTOR-CYCLES, MOPEDS AND MOTORISED BICYCLES WOULD BE PROTECTED AGAINST INJURY BY CRASH HELMETS AND CLOTHING. WHILST A MAJORITY OF MOTOR-CYCLE DRIVERS (83% IN COLOGNE) ADHERE TO THE CRASH HELMET REGULATIONS, WHICH HAVE MADE THE WEARING OF HELMETS OBLIGATORY SINCE 1ST JANUARY, 1976, THE PROPORTION OF HELMET WEARERS BY THE SIMILARLY VULNERABLE MOPED AND MOTORISED BICYCLE DRIVERS, FOR WHOM NO REGULATIONS EXIST, IS NOTICEABLY LESS, ALTHOUGH THESE ROAD USER GROUPS CAN INCUR SERIOUS HEAD INJURIES FROM ROAD ACCIDENTS AS A STUDY BY THE UNIVERSITY CLINIC OF HEIDELBERG HAS SHOWN. THE REPORT STATES SIX IMPORTANT CONDITIONS WHICH MUST BE FULFILLED BY A YET-TO-BE-MADE IDEAL PROTECTIVE HELMET: IT MUST INTERCEPT FRONTAL PRESSURES AS WELL AS FROM THE SIDES, SHOULD NOT BE TOO HEAVY, ITS SIZES SHOULD REPRESENT THE HEAD CIRCUMFERENCE, IT SHOULD BE INTERNALLY PADDED, HAVE A VISOR CAPABLE OF RESISTANCE TO PRESSURE AND FIRE, POSSESS A SMOOTH OUTER SURFACE AND GREAT STRENGTH, AND BE PLEASING IN COLOUR AND DESIGN.

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  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • German

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  • Accession Number: 01300585
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2010 7:54AM