How we test & rate
The Consumer Rating and Assessment of Safety Helmets (CRASH) is run by a consortium of government agencies and insurance companies which share a common interest in improving motorcycle safety.
CRASH provides helmet buyers with independent and consistent information on the levels of protection from injury in a crash provided by motorcycle helmets and the comfort level of the helmet.
Current CRASH consortium members are Transport for NSW, the Transport Accident Commission (TAC), State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) and Australian Motorcycle Council (AMC).
The underlying philosophy of CRASH is to provide motorcyclists with information to help them choose and use the safest motorcycle helmet. It also aims to apply commercial and consumer pressure on helmet manufacturers to market only helmets that perform well beyond the requirements of the Australian/New Zealand Standard 1698: Protective Helmets for Vehicle Users (AS/NZS 1698) or the UNECE 22. The program also intends to provide feedback to the Standards Committee for motorcycle helmets to be used in improving the Standard.