[citation][nom]joebob2000[/nom]Could that thing possibly be safe at 80mph? What happens if you lose a tire or get side swiped by a dunderhead in a SUV?[/citation]
Likely the same thing that happens to you if you're on a motorcycle. That said, I have no real concerns riding a motorcycle on an interstate at 80, you just have to be more attentive than the other guy and be mindful of driver's blind spots.
[citation]I would love for small cars to be the norm but it's just such a fantasy right now with the "bigger is better" attitude the world has.[/citation]
That'll likely change when gas is 5 or 6+ $ a gallon.