I can see a time coming several years from now (not yet!) when I will want a "safer" ride, or possibly give up riding altogether. I currently ride a 650 V-Strom and I'm very safety conscious. I know that some folks switch to sidecars because it can be less physically demanding -- things like throwing your leg over, balance, holding up the bike, etc... But how about safety? Anyone care to comment on whether they think hacks are safer (or less safe?) than two wheels? FYI: If I chose a "safer" bike it would be a cruiser or a scooter -- the "safer" part is because I would ride these differently, lower speeds and more about relaxation rather than testing my skills. I'm guessing that a hack might be like that too, I know I'd ride one slower and the skills to be built and tested seem like they might involve less risk of: highside/lowside, running off the road, hitting an obstacle. It is also possible that a sidecar rig (with second running light) would be more visible/imposing and reduce the risk of "I didn't see you" that is so prevalent on two wheels. Aside from safety, I've got other reasons for being interested in sidecars like taking my dog(s) and/or my grandkids for rides.