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Old 02-09-2013, 02:27 PM   #173
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Originally Posted by Matt 82 View Post
Are you sure it satisfies the letter of the law? Ie you've had this confirmed by someone who knows the law?

I'm not saying you're wrong. I'm only getting my info from Bike or Ride magazine (I forget which) that pointed out that while plenty of US helmets would meet and exceed the EU standard if they were made here, there are also plenty of DOT certified helmets that wouldn't be up to our standards so the DOT isn't recognised by UK law.

This helmet for example is DOT approved and the website states clearly that it is not legal for UK roads.

Fair shout Matt, but I think you will agree that provided you don't wear anything obviously dodgy like the one in your link you shouldn't get any problems with the law.
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