That is the reason I've only gone 60 a few times....don't want to be out where I'm a target. Around here we have lots of paved trails, bike lanes and other designated areas for bicycles. I play nice on the multi use areas and live. For the street I have a Can Am Spyder that is faster than a car, stops quicker than a car, as big as some cars, has trunk space that rivals a few cars and I don't have to put my feet down at a stop light!
Origanally I was getting a touring bike but my wife gets motion sickness, especially when leaning so we tried the Spyder. We both loved it. Best compromise of open air fun and safety in my opinion. She can also control the radio from the back.....what more could she want?
Hope the skin heals quick.