I'm quite sure i'ts not only here in the States where helmets are required to every motorbike driver. Back home in the Philippines, there was a time when it was fine not to wear helmets. But accordingly, right now if drivers and their passengers are caught without their helmets, they are obliged to pay for the fine. My brother is not a helmet user before because he hates it ruining his hair. But right now he has no choice but to buy a helmet, the thing is he wants scorpion helmets in particular because as what he said, it's sturdy and stylish. Oh well, he's really like that, knows exactly what he wants especially when it comes to stuff for his big bike.