Not to go CSM but I no longer trust government studies or statistics. It's so easy to manipulate when you are in control. I closely watch local traffic accident and fatalies and there is a close correlation in time of incident, drinking, skill, etc., and I can breathe easier eliminating those factors because I don't ride at 2 am drunk. Nor am I riding a moped and turning across traffic. Experience is nowhere in the numbers and how can it not be? There are so many factors to be considered that never enter the equation; gear, experience, impairment, road conditions, weather, etc. It goes on and on. Motorcyles are dangerous, you need to be on your game; you don't need to be riding when deer are active, you don't need to ride impaired or late at night. Sure older cruisers, which may be a majority are at increased risk, but what about moped riders who are riding because they have lost their liscense due to DUI's? It's all part of the equation.