Anyone know if anyone has collected any statistics -official or unofficial- on this? Funny story. Two years ago I was riding through one of the busiest and most dangerous intersections in VT (interchange with Williston Road and I89 -which happens to be near my house). This young kid coming the other direction on a little rice rocket was furiously trying to get his bike into neutral so he could free up his clutch hand to wave to me. Looked like someone who had just gotten his first bike and was so excited that he was trying to wave to everyone else on a bike so he could be one of the biker crowd. All I could think was that he was in the middle of traffic in the middle of a notorious interchange and that he really needed to forget the silly wave and worry about riding his bike. It got me wondering how many people die every year because they let go of their handlebars at the wrong time to wave to someone. Ben Wanna kill these ads? We can help!