GOOD INTENTIONS CAN CRIPPLE OR KILL!
Your "first responders" may not be qualified to
remove your helmet in the event of head or spine injury.
Remind them of the serious nature of your head or neck/spine injury!
Carefully worded helmet removal warning stickers should be on every motorcycle helmet. Unfortunately they are not. As a result sometimes inexperienced individuals with good intentions cause further and sometimes serious additional injury by removing your helmet in cases of head, neck and spine complications. Help them to help you with a warning sticker intended to make them think before deciding to remove your helmet!
There are several variations of this "wording" typically used in these kinds of warning labels. Even our own early stickers followed typical wording that, in our opinion, is too specific in wording and may not cover all possible situations you might encounter with unconscious motorcycle accident victims. Our new sticker design conveys the warning but does not attempt to prescribe what might be the best response.
The primary intention of the Streetglo's helmet removal warning sticker is to caution inexperienced individuals that helmet removal could cause more serious injury to a motorcycle accident victim. It also reminds trained and certified medical responders about the serious nature of helmet removal while not appearing to offer any alternate to what is determined at the scene to be the best response to your injury.
Our sticker has been changed from it's original wording phrase which included "DO NOT REMOVE HELMET UNTIL EXAMINED BY A DOCTOR" to insure that the sticker is not attempting to be an instruction on how a properly trained first medical responder might react to your accident. While it's true that most qualified medical responders would likely ignore such procedural wording on a sticker, it is possible that such wording could complicate the response to your accident or delay helmet removal in those cases whereby is is critical that your helmet be removed!
Our new helmet warning removal labels are intended only to make all parties think about your situation and react accordingly!