Riders rule number 1 is: every car is trying to kill you My son was riding his Zuma125 to work one morning 5 weeks ago. He stopped at a red light that where he would cross 4 lanes to continue on a residential road to work. When the light turned green, there was a single car to his right about 1/2 block away. He looked to his left as he crossed the intersection, then back to the right, the car never slowed down. He saw 2 big eyes just before the impact. He remembers watching his shoes fly off, knowing his right leg was broken. After flying about 40 feet, he came down on his left side, breaking the corner of his tibia, (the lower part of his knee joint). He was wearing a motorcycle jacket and helmet, but not pants with knee and hip armour. He had a pin placed in his right leg from knee to ankle. An "L" shaped bracket installed on the outside of his left knee to hold the piece that broke on impact with the ground. His didn't think he hit his head, but we got his helmet with the scooter and its got a 4" crack in the back of the crown. His elbow protection saved a broken arm or elbow when he landed, the bruise was huge and deep. Bruised ribs on both sides as well. Scooter is totaled, he can't put weight on his left leg for 10-12 weeks or he could ruin the knee joint. He's been riding on 2 wheels for over 30 years, since he was 5. His only fault in this was forgetting rule #1.