There was a newspaper article here this fall explaining that the motorcycle fatal accident rate has historically been owned by the 20-30 year age group. This year was the first time that the motorcycle accident rate was the highest among elderly riders. The article went on to say that the suspected reason was that there are greater numbers of elderly riders than in the past. Now I don't know if these older drivers are running 49cc scooters or not, but regardless...I think this is an interesting change in statistics. As I said in an earlier post....I gave up riding this past year due to a sciatic nerve condition which is getting worse as I age. In over 50 years of cycling I was never down on a street bike. Only had two minor crashes on dirt bikes doing silly stuff. The absolute worst crash I suffered was a four wheel ATV rollover while scouting out a hunt area when I was 65. I kinda suspect that ATV rollover was the beginning of my sciatic nerve problem. Anyway...at 71 I don't do that stuff anymore.