Except on insurance claims, being "right" means little on the road. Even the best drivers can find themselves in horrible accidents because OTHER drivers are careless. Find yourself behind motorcycle handlebars and even driving around town can become a life-or-death crisis. Try it without the proper safety gear and you're flirting with fate.
Case in point, these two harrowing crashes that could've ended much worse had not every rider been wearing helmets and riding gear.