+1 on wearing a helmet. Even scooting around Old Town on my Stella, I wear a BMW airflow helmet. It works well to keep me cooler yet still meets European standards for crash helmets.
One of my friends just wrecked a scooter last week on 110 south going past the Pentagon. She was going almost 60mph and lost control, flying right into the roadway, wearing a helmet, sun dress and flip flops. Her whole side is lacerated, and an awful lot of skin torn off the top of her foot. It is always good to wear protective gear on any roadway with speeds over 25mph. And helmets, gloves and shoes at any speed.
Ride (and drive) safely!
2013 Porsche Boxster (in silver and red, home at last!)
2011 BMW 128i cabrio, ///M Sport
2005 Elise in Racing Green with the touring pack (sold 8/6/12)
2007 MINI Cooper S in Sparkling Silver (sold)
Founder of the Racing Green Confederate