True, but with one big difference. Traffic count. I would imagine you encounter more other drivers in a 10 minute period than I do in a entire day. Now multiply that by 5 and I personally consider that risk level a big nope in my book. There's a reason I live in the places I live. To avoid high traffic counts. I have been doing it for decades whenever possible. I didnt even ride at all when I lived on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Waaaay not worth the risk. Bikers gettin run over or rear ended all the time. Its why I refuse to live in any big urban area.