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4501-17-02 Test standards - protective helmet.

Helmets shall, at a minimum, meet federal motor vehicle safety standard (FMVSS) 218 set forth in Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Section 571.218(October 1, 2011) addressing minimum performance requirements for motorcycle helmets. Compliance with such standard shall constitute compliance with the director of public safety rules and regulations set forth in this chapter.

Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS) may be obtained by writing to "U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT-NHTSA), 400 7th Street SW, Washington D.C. 20590" or via its website at or at

Effective: 5/25/2015
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 03/10/2015 and 03/09/2020
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4511.53, R.C. 4511.521
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4511.53,R.C. 4511.521
Prior Effective Dates: 4/3/68, 1/2/85 (Emer.), 7/1/85, 05/28/2005