2015 Motorcycle helmet laws as of 14/08/2015
NEW HELMET RULES
Under Directive from Motorcycling NSW, from 14.8.2015 only helmets with Australian Standards sticker AS1698 can be used, Snell and Dot standards do not comply. Go to Motorcycling NSW web site for information
The below information was taken from Motorcycling NSW Home page
Motorcycling NSW has recently had several enquiries relating to the scrutineering of helmets.
With a range of helmet standards no longer complying with the General Competition Rules such as the DOT Federal Standard no 218 and Snell 2005 and earlier we take this opportunity to remind all officials to be cautious when checking helmets.
Officials are also reminded that where an Australian Standard AS1698 label is present that it always takes precedence over other standards even if those standards are no longer applicable. For example:
If a rider turns up to scrutineering with a helmet that has an Australian Standard AS1698 label upon it as well as a non-compliant SNELL 2005 label, as long as the helmet complies to all other physical inspection requirements, it is permissible to be used owing to the compliant Australian Standard Label being present. If the Australian Standard sticker was not present, then the helmet should not be passed as compliant.
If a helmet presented does not comply, officials should impound the helmet until the end of the meeting and return it at the culmination of the event in the same condition that it was impounded. Officials are not permitted to damage, alter or change any part of a riders possessions under any circumstances. If a rider objects to the helmet being impounded, they should be invited to withdraw from the meeting. Any rider who for any reason uses a helmet in an event that has not been passed by a scrutineer should be excluded from the event immediately.
Finally, we remind scrutineers of the recent bulletin released by MA that prohibits the use of flip front helmets in Road Race and Historic Road Race events. Helmets are to be of a single shell construction thus excluding any flip front helmets from use.
Further information regarding helmets can be found in the Manual of Motorcycle Sport or by visiting http://www.ma.org.au or by contacting Motorcycling NSW for further information if required.
22.214.171.124 An approved and correctly fitting helmet
(see Appendix B: Helmet Fitting Guide)
a) Carry the Standards Association
of Australia “AS 1698” label; or
Carry a label or mark certifying
compliance to Australian Standard
AS1698 issued by an accredited
b) Be approved under FIM Technical
15.13.2 Approval labels for helmets
126.96.36.199 Helmets must carry one of the following
ECE 22 - 05 ‘P’
or ‘J’ [Label
affixed inside the helmet]
b) USA , SNELL M2010 [Label
affixed inside the helmet]
JIS T 8133: 2007 [Label affixed
inside the helmet]
Standards Association of Australia