If you're a motorcyclist, even a relatively new one, you probably already have a sense of the risks you face on the road. You know how much other people hold your life in their hands.
After all, it's one thing not to make mistakes yourself. It's quite another to guarantee that no one around you will. Remember that the main reason for car accidents is human error. You only need to ride near one person who makes a critical error to find yourself in the hospital with catastrophic injuries.