UK trade fair Expo 2018 - SHARP – The helmet safety scheme
As at previous editions of Expo the UK Department for Transport had a stand promoting the SHARP star rating system for motorcycle helmets. The SHARP internet site is visited by millions of surfers every year and was recognised in 2013 with the FIM Road Safety award.
As well as motorcycle traders, rider training schemes are encouraged to distribute publicity materials about SHARP with leaflets and CDs.
2017 marked the tenth anniversary of the programme which has now tested and rated over three hundred different helmet models. A key feature is that as well as rating helmets for safety, advice is given on how to obtain the correct fit. - Where to measure your head to relate to the sizing systems used by manufacturers. How to test to ensure the fit is safe and that the helmet will not come off in the event of a fall.
You can read more and view videos at: http://sharp.dft.gov.uk