Except from the sharp, which was set up in 2007 by the British Department of Transport, bikers have now a second option of an independent helmet evaluation, along with the reviews of magazines and websites which are naturally more subjective, targeting to on-road impression.  

The Crash is a governmental helmet evaluation institute. Actually the Consumer Rating and Assessment of Safety Helmets (CRASH) is run by a consortium of government agencies and a motorist organization. The helmets rated are  laboratory evaluated in terms of protection and comfort, which is a second aspect for any helmet, also quite important.