Safety ratings on motorcycle helmets have been released to coincide with Motorcycle Awareness Month.
The Consumer Rating and Assessment of Safety Helmets (CRASH), a consortium of Transport for NSW, Insurance Australia Group (IAG) and Transport Accident Commission (TAC), tested 30 helmets against a range of criteria including protection and comfort.
“Motorcyclists are much more exposed than motorists if they’re in a crash which is why choosing the best helmet is so important,” said Minister for Roads Andrew Constance.
“So far this year, there have been 51 motorcyclists killed on NSW roads. This is eight more than during the same period last year.
“In 2018, 16 per cent of all road fatalities (54 fatalities) and 12 percent of all road injuries (2,096 injuries) were sustained by motorcyclists. When you realise motorcycles only account for around four percent of all motor vehicle registrations these statistics are concerning.”