I've been debating on buying a scooter to have for running errands in town and maybe for going back and forth to work a few days a week. Honestly, I've never been on one before, so I'm not even sure if I would like it or for that matter, feel safe enough on it to actually go on the road with it.

Do any of you own a scooter and if so, what's the top speed you have had it at and do you actually feel safe on it. My main concern is not my driving ability, but rather, others being able to see me and more importantly, actually acknowledging that I'm on the road.

A real motorcycle is not an option. I just started checking out Vespa's, if that gives you any idea of what I'm looking into.

Other than safety, what kind of mileage are you getting and what about reliability? Any repair issues?

Beginning stages here. Just looking for input. Thanks.