Originally Posted by hitmanlol
"According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, motorcycle thefts in nineteen Texas cities decreased 44% in the two years after Texas legislature enacted a mandatory helmet law."
This is because it makes stealing a bike a pain in the ass if you have no helmet. Also I know plenty of people that would like to try riding but have no helmet. Stealing any helmet solves this for them- it doesn't need to be pretty.
Oh and.. a few weeks ago someone puked all over my helmet and it was locked to my bike.
That ride home sucked. I refuse to leave my helmet even locked to the bike now.
nyc is not mayberry...lock your doors, take your crap indoors with you whenever possible, get your belongings out of sight or expect to have it messed with...or stolen.