The Roundtable was held on Thursday 18 March, 13.30 – 15.45 (GMT). It was delivered online via Zoom.

13.30: Welcome and introductions

Oliver CarstenOliver Carsten
Roundtable Chair, Road Safety Trust Trustee
& Professor of Transport Safety at the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds

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13.40: Why did Folksam start conducting consumer tests?

Helena Stigson
Senior Researcher
Folksam Insurance Group

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14.05: Overview of the current EU cycle helmet safety testing regime EN1078, and what is involved in changing it?

Peter HaldinPeter Halldin
Chief Science Officer, MIPS AB
& Chair of CEN (the European standards working group)

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14.30: The CERTIMOOV Helmet Rating Platform

Prof. Remy Willinger
Strasbourg University

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14.50: Update from Virginia Tech: any lessons we can take and use for progressing either the cycle helmet safety testing objective and/or a harmonised rating scheme for consumers

Steve RowsonSteve Rowson
Helmet Laboratory Director
Virginia Tech

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15.15: What needs to be done to improve minimum standards for helmets and how can a harmonised cycle helmet safety rating system be introduced in the EU and UK?

Discussion among all attendees

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15.35: Conclusions and next steps

Oliver Carsten, Roundtable Chair

15.45: Close of event