I appreciate your concern, but even with your warning, I still want it to be quieter. I ride at very high RPM, so it's just too loud. Plus, where I ride, there aren't any cars parked along the street. Even under your circumstances, wouldn't the bikes have to be even louder for a person in a car with his windows closed to be able to hear you loud enough to bother looking where the noise is coming from? I mean I understand your meaning, just not sure I agree with your conclusion about the noise saving lives. One thing I've noticed about the noise that is in direct contradiction to your conclusion, is that I can't hear cars coming up behind me when I do ride the streets. I think in that situation silence would be the safest. Anyway I appreciate your sentiment, but for me, I disagree.