What is says on the tin. I was cycling down a local Socal canyon this morning and came across a massive accident. An SUV and cruiser collided head on, it appeared one or both crossed the center line and they hit head on. Cruiser pilot was dead, broken neck and blood spilling across the road from his head wounds. His female passenger was on the side of the road jacked up but with what looked like survivable injuries. I went over and comforted her and got her to stay down / still to prevent further injury until the medics got there. What stood out to me was that both of their helmets were in the middle of the road and looked like they’d flown off during the accident. They were the skullcap looking jobs. Do these things have ANY value whatsoever? I know some are supposedly DOT rated but does that mean anything? Is the helmet coming off in an impact a function of improper wear, poor materials or the inherent flaws in skull cap helmets? Or all 3? If they’re inherently flawed, how do they even get a DOT rating? Both had no safety gear whatsoever other than their useless skullies so I wouldn’t wager on the quality or proper wear of their equipment.