In Oregon, I highly advise to never ever drive motorcyles on the main roadways. Drivers here just don't care. My statement is only half truth, because I still ride, just on my property though and very mildly. I like mechanics and just the whir of a machine gets me going, so I can't let that go. But there's no trust left in me that another negligent a-hole isn't going to hit me on the road. even in my truck I have 1-3 near accidents everytime i go out it seems. Go-pros have since been mounted on all vehicles(I'm very aware of how valuable they are in legal processes now). I've learned that the best defense in driving here is a good offense. I drive big rusty trucks that seem uninsured. Put ram bumpers on my rigs, have yellow ham plates to give a Leo illusion and drive cautious(yet seemingly erradic) to encourage people to pay more attention.