In California, it is required that anyone who drives a motorcycle wear a helmet. The helmet must also be set to industry standards and regulations set in the California Vehicle Code. Helmets sold in California must meet all the qualifications in order to be sold. The helmet must go through certain requirements before it can be approved. Listed below are a few of the conditions addressed by the law.
Consumer Product Safety Commission. With regards to the Consumer Product Safety Act, the CPSC states that a helmet must not have any blinders and cannot block the rider’s view in any way. It also states that the helmet should attach securely to the head, even in the case of a fall.
American Society For Testing Materials. This association tests the products for impact strength and stability.
Snell. The Snell Memorial Foundation has been in business since 1976 and is known for having the strictest requirements for helmet structure in the world.
Selling helmets that are not up to industry standard is illegal in the state of California. Wearing an unapproved helmet is not only unsafe, but it exposes you to legal liability.