Moving along with the morons is by far safer than having a huge disparity of speed between vehicles. The inatentive morons are much less likely to run into you from behind if you're traveling the same speed they are. If the inattentive morons are traveling much faster than you are, there's less time for inattentive morons and you to react to eachother, thereby increasing the likelihood of problems. I suspect many of the motorcycle fatalities were self inflicted, whereas the majority of bicycle fatalities were likely the result of the bicyclist striking or being struck by traffic. The statistics aren't broken down correctly for motorcycles to be able to make a determination (ie weeding out the single vehicle/self inflicted deaths) though.