Middle aged rider, 17 year old SUV driver. No the rider didn't have a helmet, yes the 17 year old driver was inexperienced but that is not what I'm here to discuss.

Is it just me or does there seem to be a higher percentage of these accidents? Sure, more cars on the road, more accidents but......

Here's a thought.

Daytime running lights. Up until DRLs became prevalent, GENERALLY the only lights you saw coming at you during the day were on bikes. If you saw a light, it was a bike. Now, when you look ahead down the road, ALL you see are lights, day and night.

DRLs were supposed to make driving safer. Did they have an unintended consequence?

Just a thought....