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Post by Richard H on 2nd August 2008, 21:43

bounce How many time have you seen stickers on the back of a helmet with the words "DOT approved" ?
Have you ever used this as a method of selecting one helmet over another?
If you did, you've been taken for a ride...Shocked

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A "DOT-APPROVAL" FOR HELMETS....! affraid

There are even State laws in the USA that require bikers to wear DOT-approved helmets,
and yet "D.O.T. itself has no authority to 'approve' or 'not approve' any item of equipment and the phrase 'D.O.T. approved' has no meaning and should not be used."
4/8/98, John Womack, Acting Chief Counsel NHTSA.

See:
http://www.bikersrights.com/nhtsa/notapproved.html
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Post by steyngert on 2nd August 2008, 21:53

Here I was, thinking DOT is the american version of Isabel Jones...
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Post by JR on 2nd August 2008, 23:25

steyngert wrote:Here I was, thinking DOT is the american version of Isabel Jones...

lol! lol! lol! skerp boet, baie skerp


myself, ek like vir Schnell (sp) meer
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Post by Richard H on 3rd August 2008, 16:02

Droopy ol' t....? Twisted Evil

*catches a clip from wife*
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Post by LeRoy Olivier on 3rd August 2008, 19:27

You should duck faster - or see where she is before you make comments that might be taken up as the mood fits. lol! lol!
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Post by Richard H on 3rd August 2008, 20:46

I was referring to Isabel Jones.... not my wife! Shocked

Perhaps I should duck Schnell-er...! Suspect
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Post by Richard H on 3rd August 2008, 21:59

Found elsewhere on the web...

"DOT Approved" motorcycle helmets Comic

Anybody able to translate...? scratch scratch scratch
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Post by Joe on 4th August 2008, 20:51

Interesting about the DOT, I would've placed a bet that it is some sort of "approval". At least we have a South African standard that is in place
cheers cheers

SANS 20022:2005/ECE R22:2002
(SABS ECE R 22)
Title Uniform provisions concerning the approval of protective helmets and of their visors for drivers and passengers of motor cycles and mopeds
Date approved 2005-10-28
Edition 2.00
Amendments
Abstract Applies to protective helmets for drivers and passengers of mopeds and of motor cycles with or without side-car and to the visors fitted to such helmets or intended to be added to them.
International relatedness ECE R22:2002 IDT

Date reaffirmed
Date withdrawn
Replaces SANS 20022 (SABS ECE R 22)

Replaced by
Use in conjunction with
Issued by STANDARDS SOUTH AFRICA
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Price (including 14% VAT) R306.66
Shipping costs (hardcopy) Terms & Conditions
Date project approved 2005-09-02
Target date 2005-12-24
Stage code 60.60
Stage date 2005-11-03
Committee 1031A
ICS 13.340.20: Head protective equipment
43.140: Motor cycles and mopeds

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Post by Richard H on 4th August 2008, 21:24

Twisted Evil ...and the SANS inspector charges R??? to certify the product...?

(We also have a SANS for condoms too, if I remember correctly!) confused


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Post by steyngert on 4th August 2008, 21:27

oohh, I got the translation of the cartoon... Very Happy
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Post by Richard H on 4th August 2008, 21:39

... Oh good! bounce

Do share it with us...?




Cool
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Post by steyngert on 4th August 2008, 21:45

I refuse to answer on the grounds that I might incriminate myself and incur the wrath of the moderators of this forum...

Very Happy Twisted Evil
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Post by Richard H on 4th August 2008, 21:50

Shocked I don't even know what language it is.....??? confused

I've tired out Babelfish using Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Dutch... Question
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Post by steyngert on 4th August 2008, 21:56

let's just say he views a BMW boxer engine as a motoguzzi that was subjected to a bit of gravity...
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Post by Richard H on 4th August 2008, 22:16

scratch

study

Shocked

lol!

cheers



bounce bounce bounce (psst! I've known all along...!) Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil tongue
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Post by Mud Pooh-bah on 5th August 2008, 15:00

Gravity does really suck!!!!
Very Happy
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Post by Joe on 5th August 2008, 16:59

Richard H wrote:Twisted Evil ...and the SANS inspector charges R??? to certify the product...?

(We also have a SANS for condoms too, if I remember correctly!) confused

No idea, point was merely that there are standards other than DOT. I would hope that Lafe would adhere to these ?
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