Good things to share with him.
People comment to me all the time that motorcycles are dangerous and ask, "Aren't you scared of getting hurt?" My response, is, "Yes. It helps keep me safer out there."
On a side note, I realized today that at least half of the time that I take the car out in the Bay Area (I live in SF and commute to the East Bay and Peninsula) I come within inches of someone hitting me. Usually, they're drivers who are speeding along and weaving in and out. Invariably, at some point they try to change lanes into me. I'm watching for them, so I'm never surprised (but always kinda pissed). I got home today (after one such occurrence) and was wondering why this happens so much more to me when I'm in the car and not nearly as much as when I'm on the bike. I'm sure that it's because when I'm on the bike I'm far more conscious of not being next to (or anywhere near if possible) of those drivers...
Even though it would clearly be the other persons fault if I got hit by someone changing lanes, in some ways, I play a role in it too...
Always leave yourself an out!
2011 Imperial Red
Givi V46 / V35's SW Motech mounts
Skidmarx hugger Moto Werks bar riser
Mondo Motors LED Driving Lights
A little bit of road rash