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Cycle Helmet Safety Tests

8 January 2021

Under the existing minimum standards system, prospective purchasers of bicycle helmets cannot be sure that a given helmet will provide a high degree of protection. To counter this the UK Road Safety Trust has funded Folksam, the Swedish insurance company, to expand their annual tests and include additional cycle helmets available to UK consumers.

Coinciding with a significant increase in cyclists as well as growing interest in e-scooters and e-bikes on the roads, the results of these tests reveal how some bicycle helmets offer significantly more protection than others. More information and test results are available here.

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