IM all for being safe, and I know that doing stunts, and horsing around on the public highway, makes about as much as sense as running into the wall 10 times in a row...It's also painfully obvious that motorcycle fatalities have risen in recent years..but to put this statement in..
Nationwide fatalities increase
Safety advocates are quick to point out that motorcycling is no game, with fatalities nationwide having risen every year since 1997. The number jumped from 2,116 in 1997 to 3,661 in 2003. It's not clear how many of those deaths were related to extreme motorcycling
, said Judy Stone of Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, a Washington-based lobbying group funded by the insurance industry.
...to me, there's just no need to even mention that..while I dont have all the hard facts to back this up..Im pretty confident to say that the majority of bike accidents/fatalities do not come from stunters or extreme riders, they come on the everyday road, where a cage does something they shouldnt or where a rider does something they shouldnt, or road conditions, etc.
To me that statement just totally makes it seem like, again, all we do as riders in general, is break the law and horse around with no regard to anyone but ourselves.