Cycle helmet safety testing

Road Safety Trust

Ongoing project

Uploaded to Knowledge Centre
12 October 2021

The Road Safety Trust is working with partners on safety performance testing of cycle helmets and potential harmonisation of a safety performance rating scheme. The aim is to equip prospective purchasers of cycle helmets with the information on safety performance they need, and to improve helmet safety overall for those who choose to wear a cycle helmet.

The Road Safety Trust co-funded extended safety tests carried out by Folksam Insurance Group in Sweden in 2020 and 2021, to include helmets that are available for purchase in the UK. The test results and reports were widely disseminated, and The Road Safety Trust aims to keep the momentum going in the UK during 2022.

As part of this project, the Road Safety Trust held an online International Roundtable Event in March 2021.

Visit the Road Safety Trust website to find out more about its work to raise awareness amongst consumers about cycle helmet safety performance testing and progress towards an EU-wide harmonised rating scheme for consumers.