ASTM WK37102

    Work Item: ASTM WK37102 - New Specification for Testing Off-Road Motorcycle and ATV Helmets

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    Developed by Subcommittee: F08.53 | Committee F08 | Contact Staff Manager



    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers performance requirements for helmets used by off-road motorcycle and all-terrain vehicle (ATV) riders. 1.2 Compliance with the federally mandated FMVSS No. 218 shall be documented as part of compliance with this specification. 1.3 This specification provides additional performance requirements including positional stability and performance criteria for chin bars on full-facial coverage helmets if the helmet is equipped with a chin bar. 1.4 This specification does not require that helmets provide full facial coverage. 1.5 This is a performance specification and is not intended to restrict design. 1.6 All testing and requirements of this specification shall be in accordance with Test Methods F1446, except where noted herein. 1.7 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. 1.8 Partial utilization of this specification is prohibited. Any statement of compliance with this specification shall be a certification that the product meets all of the requirements of this specification in its entirety. A product that fails to meet any one of the requirements of this specification is considered to have failed this specification and should not be sold with any indication that it meets parts of this specification. 1.9 Headgear designed to comply with this and other standards may proclaim uses as certified by the manufacturer. 1.10 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard. 1.11 The following safety caveat applies to the chemical, mechanical, or physical, or a combination thereof, test methods described herein and is meant specifically for those performing the tests (in an effort to provide them with notice to take the appropriate precautions when conducting the tests): This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    There is currently no ASTM standard for this highly visible sport.


    Keywords

    helmet; headgear; motorcycle; motocross; ATV; racing; off-road; competition; all-terrain vehicle; trail; sand dune

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:
    04-03-2012

    Technical Contact:
    David Thom

    Item:
    001

    Ballot:
    F08.53 (13-03)

    Status:
    Negative Votes Need Resolution