I was wondering if you guys ever experience dangerous situations while riding? I'm still trying to talk my dad(i'm 15) into letting me buy one. He rode street bikes in the '70s and '80s and quit after a close call. Now, I want one to save tons of money over a truck and can't get him past the safety aspect. Do you guys have any persuasive ideas? Is the Ninja easy to see coming down the road? Have you guys had people pull out in front of you and how did you handle it? I need to assure him that I can handle riding one to school and work. And Oklahoma doesn't have as much traffic as some of the places some of you guys probably live. Any info will help.