Traffic stats

Motorcycles have a much higher fatality rate than cars/trucks, namely 38.8 fatalities per 100M miles, over 25 times higher than the average.

In my opinion, these stats are inflated due to reckless motorcycle riders who ride too fast, who think they are on a track,
who approach defensive driving too casually, and who do not wear a helmet and proper protective gear.

Imagine how air travel stats would look if every Tom, Dick, and Harry could get a license as easily as one can get a MC license.
Most pilots are serious and mature. If most motorcycles riders would approach riding as seriously, these stats would go way down.

Conclusion: If you ride, approach it with a pilot's mentality!