Did they take into account that these ratings are a minimum? You either pass or fail. A helmet could far exceed the requirements while another comes in at the low limit. They get the same sticker. Did they do some real tests? I would be interested.consumer reports stated that if it had one of the approved safety endorsments (snell, etc) there is no difference in protection from inexpensive to expensive when it comes to protection.
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