|"On the streets of Rome, 25% of the deaths are motorcyclists."|
This LED display is one that never ceases to disturb me as we (motor)cycle around Rome. Bluntly stated, it cites the statistic that 25% of deaths on the streets of Rome are of those who ride 2-wheelers. "Motociclisti" here includes we scooter riders. Bear in mind, scooters can be quite large - up to 600cc. Audrey and Gregory rode a 50cc Vespa.
It's not just riders, though. Pedestrians are similarly warned:
"You can walk, but they can kill you."
Just don't be looking up at these signs while driving. I took the one below while on the back of our 250cc Malaguti scooter. Bill has never seen one of these signs - his eyes are on the road.