Seems to be an explosion of "scooters" in the Phoenix area. Almost without exception: 1. The riders look "dorky", kind of like they should be wearing a pocket protector. 2. Many are of the female persuasion. 3. 9 out of 10 seem to have absolutely no idea how to ride. (Tail gating the car in front of them, less than a car length during a rain storm at 40-45 mph is the most recent example) 4. NO protective gear of any kind in most cases. "Hey, it's a scooter, doesn't go very fast, doesn't maneuver very well, why should I need protective gear? Besides, I only bought it to save gas and 'gear' doesn't look very cool/european".....or some such BS. Rant over.