I went to sign up for my motorcycle course today and on the gear requirement it states 'helmet which has a DOT or SNELL approved sticker". Stupid me-in all the excitement of getting my new gear...ripped the stickers off of my helmet. So my instructor says that I should expect to get a ticket if I ever was to get pulled over by the cops. Is this true? Has anyone heard of this? I assumed having the tag inside the helmet would suffice. Should I go to Value Village and buy a used helmet and rip the sticker off of it and put it on mine? I just assumed that what you choose to wear to protect your melon is your own choice-didn't think you would get a ticket for not having a sticker to prove that you were smart enough to get a DOT & SNELL approved helmet.