Wearing a proper, safe helmet is mandatory in most states and territories since this is the most effective type of rider’s protection that can prevent severe injuries to the head in case of an accident. Different countries have their own demands on the quality and properties of the helmet. All helmets must be certified. There are many certifications today, each of which involves different testing procedures or their intensity.

Our resident technical writer Timothy Zahl has created this article covering the differences between DOT, ECE, SHARP, and SNELL helmet certifications. Click on the link below to learn about motorcycle helmet history and the way modern helmets are being tested to make sure that they could protect your head properly.

Helmet Certifications | What are the Differences among DOT, ECE, SHARP, & SNELL?

Current versions of some of the helmets mentioned in the article:

Fly Racing® - Revolt Liberator Full Face Helmet - MOTORCYCLEiD.com

Shoei® - Hornet X2 Dual Sport Helmet – MOTORCYCLEiD.com

GMAX® - GM-35 Full Dressed Derk Half Shell Helmet – MOTORCYCLEiD.com

Zoan Helmets® - Optimus Street Raceline Graphic Modular Helmet - MOTORCYCLEiD.com

Shark Helmets® - Street-Drak Blank Matte Open Face Helmet - MOTORCYCLEiD.com

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