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Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute

Arlington, VA | http://www.helmets.org
Joined in April 2019

About Us

The Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute is a non-profit consumer-funded helmet advocacy program, founded in 1989, providing impartial bicycle helmet information to the public. We try to explain the technology of helmets to consumers, and promote better helmets by working on improved standards. In a typical year our secure server serves 2 million pages to more than 700,000 distinct users. Our volunteers serve on the ASTM helmet standards committee and are active in commenting on actions of the Consumer Product Safety Commission. We are members of the National Bicycle Safety Network. We provide a Toolkit of materials for helmet programs and a periodic email helmet newsletter, both free. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit, so your contributions to us are tax-deductible. We are all volunteers, funded entirely by consumer donations. We maintain our independence by never accepting funds from the industry. As much as we believe in helmets we still consider them a secondary safety measure and urge that primary measures such as safer roads and education programs for riders and drivers not be neglected.

The Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute is a non-profit consumer-funded helmet advocacy program, founded in 1989, providing impartial bicycle helmet information to the public. We try to explain the technology of helmets to consumers, and…

Issue Areas Include

  • Consumer Protection
  • Policy
  • Science & Technology
  • Transportation

Location

  • 4611 Seventh Street South, Arlington, VA 22204-1419, United States

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