Non-DOT Approved Motorcycle Helmets

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Non-DOT approved motorcycle helmets for sale at Blues, Bikes and BBQ in Fayetteville, Ark., in 2008.

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Yes, this is a real photo. Taken by associate editor Landon Hall in a vendor’s booth at Blues, Bikes and BBQ in Fayetteville, Ark., in 2008, it clearly shows non-DOT approved motorcycle helmets for sale. And, for only $2 more, you can also add an “official” DOT sticker to save you from being bothered by the local police.

Nothing says safety like a German military-style helmet, after all, especially one that’s finished in chrome and spikes. And with the addition of a sticker, it’s bound to save your noggin, right?