Snell 2005 Helmet Expiration Date Extended

Attention DE Drivers and Club Racers: Snell SA 2005 helmet expiration extended to January 1, 2017

If your Snell SA2005 helmet is still in good condition and you wish to do so, you may continue to use it up to January 1, 2017. While the June 1 expiration has worked well for the past several Snell cycles, for various reasons some manufacturers are slower than in the past about getting all their models in all sizes on the market. There is no overall shortage of helmets with the latest Snell rating, but helmet fit is very important and varies with individual head shapes, and preference for make and model is important to many. The Snell Foundation recommends that helmets be replaced every five years, and racers with Snell SA2005 helmets should take that into consideration when deciding if they should purchase one of the many Snell SA2015 helmets available now, or wait until the one they want becomes available.

2 thoughts on “Snell 2005 Helmet Expiration Date Extended

  1. I have a snell approved helmet for a motorcycle Number is MP407391 from ARAI helmets. Is this a 2005 or 2010 approved ??
    can I still use it for drag racing ??

    • Hi Mike. Motorcycle helmets are not approved for PCA driving events, they must be SA (Snell Automotive) approved. Sorry, can’t answer your question about drag racing.

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