Yeah, I am just lucky. I make some of that luck as well. Just yesterday a woman in a Nissan pickup running beside me just decided she wanted in my lane so she just moved over in it. Did not look or anything. Of course I am ALWAYS aware of my surroundings at all times and just moved over on the shoulder then accelerated in front of her with a few hand jesters. Back when I did much of my motorcycle riding there were no cell phones. Today people on cell phones will not see a scooter so you have got to watch them and be ready to take an alternate route. I especially watch the ones turning left. I had one a while back turn left in front of me and she was looking right at me. We had eye contact. It was like I had no right to be there. I lost my religion over that one. And it don't hurt to get good equipment ie helmet and other riding gear that you feel is necessary. I am old school and use what I can get by with but thats just me.