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New Helmet Law

Postby cerealkiller » Mon May 01, 2017 2:49 pm

https://www.transportation.alberta.ca/ohv_helmets.htm

I assume we all wear helmets anyway.

i did wonder about the comment "Alberta will abide by CSA helmet motorized vehicle standards"... I'm not sure if my lid bears any CSA marks. I'll be annoyed if I must purchase another just to have a particular sticker.
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Re: New Helmet Law

Postby Xcfjohn » Mon May 01, 2017 4:17 pm

I'm worried about this I have an airoh six days helmet. It's a year old and I don't think it's DOT approved.

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Re: New Helmet Law

Postby boland » Mon May 01, 2017 5:03 pm

John your airoh is absolutely dot approved.
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Re: New Helmet Law

Postby Hooligan » Mon May 01, 2017 8:23 pm

I'd be shocked if they ever bothered to check DOT stickers. I've never seen it on the street in 30 years of motorcycling. I think the fish cops will just be satisfied to see people wearing a lid.

The more concerning thing was the statements made by the govt sponsor of this bill. He said he'd like the bill to include mandatory testing and age limits. That would kill the family aspect of dirt biking and change how kids are introduced to the sport.

Govt needs to learn they cannot control every aspect of our lives and they most certainly cannot prevent people being injured in accidents.

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Re: New Helmet Law

Postby cerealkiller » Tue May 02, 2017 6:22 am

DOT is a CSA standard? I should be good to go.
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Re: New Helmet Law

Postby boland » Tue May 02, 2017 9:50 am

DOT is "department of transportation" and is an American organization. In Canada your helmet needs to be CSA, BSI, snell or ECE rated. Almost all modern dirt bike helmets will meet one of if not all of these standards. They just don't want people out there wearing bicycle helmets or strapping a bucket to their head :smirk:
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Re: New Helmet Law

Postby cerealkiller » Tue May 02, 2017 9:59 am

OHV safety helmets must comply with the same standards that exist for motorcycle helmets in
Alberta’s Vehicle Equipment Regulation, which indicates the standards are:
    • CSA Standard CAN3-D230-M85, Protective Headgear in Motor Vehicle Applications;
    • Standard No. 218; Motorcycle helmets under Part 571.218 of the Code of Federal
    Regulations (United States), Title 49;
    • British Standards Institution Standard BS 6658: 1985, Specification for protective helmets for
    vehicle users;
    • Snell Memorial Foundation 2000 or 2005 or 2010 Standard For Protective Headgear, For
    Use with Motorcycles and Other Motorized Vehicles; and
    • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Regulation 22-05, Uniform provisions
    concerning the approval of protective helmets and their visors for drivers and passengers of
    motorcycles and mopeds.


I probably could've read the FAQ attached to the announcement before fear mongering on the forum. :lol:

My Formula Stryper helmet is D.O.T , Snell M2010 and CE rated. Your Airoh John is DOT and ECE 22.05 Certified (ECE is the last bullet).
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Postby cerealkiller » Tue May 02, 2017 1:31 pm

Ha. Looks lightweight and well-vented.
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Re: New Helmet Law

Postby kjo417 » Tue May 02, 2017 1:37 pm

Additional communication received from the AOHVA on the new Helmet law as of May 15 2017
Fines include $98.00 for not wearing an approved helmet and $155.00 for not wearing a helmet.

https://www.alberta.ca/release.cfm?xID= ... 4C721C20A5

Pass the word along.

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Re: New Helmet Law

Postby takethebounce » Wed May 03, 2017 6:28 pm

I am willing to put cold beers on a chance that there will be an issue at some point in the next six months involving a Fish/Wildlife Officer and someone trying to defend that their helmet is compliant.

There is no mention of DOT stickers/compliance being an accepted rating (because of how it is written), or anything other than CSA as being the primary standard. There is no "or" and "and" verbiage is the article that has been posted so will the expectation of the officer to see CSA stickers? Snell stickers? ECE 22-05 ratings? One of them, all of them? It does not appear clear and concise even though I know what the intent of the reg is.

CSA-compliant helmets

OHV safety helmets must comply with the same standards that exist for motorcycle helmets. The standards are:

CSA Standard CAN3-D230-M85, Protective Headgear in Motor Vehicle Applications;
Standard No. 218; Motorcycle helmets under Part 571.218 of the Code of Federal Regulations (United States), Title 49;
British Standards Institution Standard BS 6658: 1985, Specification for protective helmets for vehicle users;
Snell Memorial Foundation 2000 or 2005 or 2010 Standard For Protective Headgear, for use with Motorcycles and Other Motorized Vehicles; and
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Regulation 22-05, Uniform provisions concerning the approval of protective helmets and their visors for drivers and passengers of motorcycles and mopeds.


While I am not opposed to a helmet law for recreational users, especially those under 16 who may not be able to make a reasonable educated decision and while I have been wearing a helmet since at least 1983 maybe longer, I don't believe they have researched all the aspects of helmet use and ratings thoroughly.

Most of my helmets are DOT rated but it is described in the reg as US Standard No. 218, some are Snell, some are ECE 22-05. I would much rather wear a helmet with one of those ratings than a CSA rating from 1985 anyhow. So hopefully they have educated their officers as to what constitutes a CSA compliant helmet, as we all know they will read an interpret the rules as they see fit.

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Re: New Helmet Law

Postby RaymundM » Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:13 am

kjo4r17 wrote:Additional communication received from the site of 2 Week Diet AOHVA on the new Helmet law as of May 15 2017
Fines include $98.00 for not wearing an approved helmet and $155.00 for not wearing a helmet.

https://www.alberta.ca/release.cfm?xID= ... 4C721C20A5

Pass the word along.

Thank you


I think it's a great idea , everyone should wear a good helmet.

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