NJ Helmet and Belt Requirements at 2021 Events

Important announcement, NJ Helmet, and Belt Requirements at 2021 Events

This note contains important information for events requiring helmets in New Jersey during the 2021 season, as dictated by the New Jersey State Police.

The New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety governs motorsport events in the state through its Chapter 62 Motor Vehicle Racetrack Regulations. These supersede, by law, requirements specified in our SCCA General Competition Rules.

Helmets for 2021 must be Snell rated SA/M 2010 or newer only.

In addition, please be reminded of the New Jersey State Police rule regarding belts which was put in place earlier: NJ 62-3.7.c.1 specifies that seatbelts certified under SFI 16.1 or 16.5 expire on 31 December of the second year after the date of manufacture; all other provisions of GCR 9.3.19 apply.

There can be no exceptions granted to either the helmet or belt rules by SCCA or track personnel. Please understand that these personnel are required by law to ensure compliance with the state laws set forth in Chapter 62 Motor Vehicle Racetrack Regulations, and that they are subject to random inspections by the State Police to ensure the regulations are being enforced.

We felt it important to get you this information as soon as we were made aware, so that you have time in advance of our 2021 events to ensure your helmet and belts meet the NJ-specific requirements.

This will be checked at NNJR events. We will not have loaners.