ASTM International - ASTM F3103-14(2019)
Standard Specification for Testing Off-Road Motorcycle and ATV Helmets
|Publication Date:||1 October 2019|
|ICS Code (Head protective equipment):||13.340.20|
1.1 This specification covers performance requirements for helmets used by off-road motorcycle and All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) riders.
1.2 Compliance with the federally mandated FMVSS No. 218 shall be documented as part of compliance with this ASTM standard.
1.3 This specification provides additional performance requirements including positional stability and performance criteria for chin bars on full-facial coverage helmets if the helmet is equipped with a chin bar.
1.4 This standard does not require that helmets provide full facial coverage.
1.5 This is a performance specification and is not intended to restrict design.
1.6 All testing and requirements of this specification shall be in accordance with Test Methods F1446, except where noted herein.
1.7 Partial utilization of this standard is prohibited. Any statement of compliance with this specification must be a certification that the product meets all of the requirements of this specification in its entirety. A product that fails to meet any one of the requirements of this specification is considered to have failed this standard, and should not be sold with any indication that it meets parts of this standard.
1.8 Headgear designed to comply with this and other standards may proclaim uses as certified by the manufacturer.
1.9 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
1.10 The following safety caveat applies to the chemical, mechanical, or physical, or a combination thereof, test methods described herein and is meant specifically for those performing the tests (in an effort to provide them with notice to take the appropriate precautions when conducting the tests): This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
1.11 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.