You know what they say, dress for the slide, not the ride, and you should do the same when it comes to shopping for a new lid. In the event of a crash, a rider’s helmet will inevitably have to come off for medical evaluation. Emergency release systems help EMTs or physicians safely remove the helmet without causing further damage to the patient’s head or spine. Most models with emergency release padding contain stickers that instruct medical personnel on how to remove the cheek pads. If you purchase a helmet with those stickers, don’t remove them, you never know when you—or your rescuers—will need them.