I have been riding since the age of 16; Mostly one version or another of a BMW GS. I, like most riders I know, am safe, conscientious, and prudent. I am also a daily rider 14,000 miles a year or so in the Pacific Northwest area. One of my close friends and fellow rider was just killed, while riding, by a driver who ran a red light. He was also safe, cautious, and in town 5 blocks from home. The news link is pasted below. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comfficeffice" /><o> </o> http://www.thenewstribune.com/2011/05/01/1648612/assistant-principal-killed-in.html#storylink=omni_popular <o> </o> Have any of you ever seriously thought of giving up riding or actually done so? I would like to hear from some others who have gone through this. Thanks in advance.