Originally Posted by zeeede
But if you get pulled over in the US in a state that requires helmets, and you don't have that magical DOT sticker, it doesn't matter what other labels it has... still not legal.
This is true.
On the other hand, I know of zero instances of a LEO checking the DOT sticker . . . . ..if that is universally the case, it is a bit of a moot pioint.