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From my understanding ece is the most stringent testing followed by snell. Either way just because a helmet is dot doesn't mean it can't pass the snell test.
It does mean it hasn't passed it, though.
DOT is what manufacturers claim to have tested themselves. Snell is an external certification group. Nobody passes Snell and doesn't label their product accordingly.
Correct it does mean it hasn't passed, But doesn't mean it wouldn't.
Dot stands for department of transportation and means it has been approved by the us government to be used on our roads. It is not something the manufacturer just labels it if they seem fit. From my understanding in order to get the snell rating it is a very expensive and a lengthy process. For instance my reevu is ece approved and dot but doesn't have a snell rating yet.
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