We all know that cars are at fault in most motorcycle accidents. But bikers can be responsible too . Motorcycle deaths increased in almost all states during this last year and state officials wonder if the reason why it is happening could be related to the age of the riders. For now, it is just a guess, but they think that more and more motorcycle riders are not as sharp as they used to be. To demonstrate this, they say that the number of bikers who are registering their motorcycles are getting older, with the fastest growing group ages 45 to 54. They begin to think that these middle-aged riders are having trouble judging distances with the more powerful engines in modern bikes. But what about young new riders buying their first sports bike able to go beyound 120 mph in a matter of seconds? In my state of Florida, a new law which goes in effect July 1, 2008 will require every new motorcycle operator to take a safety course before going on the road. All states should require the same from new licensees.