Effective January 1, 2021, cameras or other accessories will NOT be permitted to be attached to a rider’s helmet in all amateur AMA Racing disciplines, the American Motorcyclist Association announced on Monday.
The new rule was created through the AMA Competition Commissions process and has been approved by the AMA Board of Directors. The rule DOES NOT apply to professional AMA events.
The rule is new to the U.S. but not other parts of the world. Australia banned helmet cameras in 2017 and parts of Europe have done so as well.
Below is the official rule, which begins next year:
All helmets must be intact and no modification may be made to their construction that alters the helmet from the condition it was tested and approved. The helmet is made to provide protection and is not a platform to attach foreign objects. For example, cameras or other accessories are NOT permitted to be attached to the rider’s helmet.
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