TRL is running an important survey of motorcycle riders to analyse what influences helmet choice and how well riders’ helmets correspond to their individual head shapes.
Alongside a public study of users, researchers at TRL are performing cutting edge research into 3D modelling and printing technologies to improve the testing of motorcycle helmet fit, and ultimately increase safety on a major scale.
Research shows that a significant proportion of helmets are lost in collisions due to sub optimal products of the wrong size or shape, mostly due to the standardised head forms and interior liners used in conventional motorcycle helmets. A helmet of the correct size can in fact be the wrong shape for an individual and may cause increased injury, even if the helmet is retained in an accident.
Therefore, TRL believes that educating motorcycle users on proper helmet choice, and providing the industry with research around advances in new technologies, will improve safety significantly.
TRL is calling on all motorcycle users and passengers to feed into this study. To help inform this vital research and help shape the future of motorcycle safety today, please complete TRL’s 10-minute survey here