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2016 MX, Cross Country Helmet Regulations

The AHRMA Board of Trustees has implemented revised helmet regulations for 2016 motocross and cross country events. The 2016 Handbook wording (Section 3.3.14) will include the following (new wording italicized/underlined):

“Helmets worn in vintage and post vintage motocross and cross county may be open- or full-face type and certified by the manufacturer by having a sticker affixed to the helmet stating the helmet meets or exceeds at least one of the following standards: U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) FMVSS 218; Snell M2010; Europe’s ECE 22-05 ‘P’, ‘NP’ or ‘J’; or Japan’s JIS T 8133:2007. It is recommended that motocross and cross country helmets be removed from service after five years from date of manufacture; helmets greater than five years old – but no more than 10 years old – may be used at the discretion of the Tech InspectorOnly OEM chin-strap fasteners may be used (no aftermarket quick-release fasteners are allowed)… All helmets are subject to inspection by AHRMA competition officials to ensure compliance. This inspection does not warrant the condition of a participant’s helmet. It is the responsibility of the participant to ensure his/her helmet is in good and safe condition. Riders are prohibited from using damaged helmets. If there is any question regarding the condition of a helmet, an appropriate helmet expert should be contacted for inspection and advice.”

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