"legal form of assisted suicide" <--Now theres an extremely close minded view. I'm not wanting to start a flame war, but I bet you've know a efw people to have been killed on a sportbike, and my further guess would be that they were doing something stupid when it happened. Otherwise you've view would include all vehicles without a seatbelt.
Back to the ST sighting though.....Haven't seen the one at school since I made this thread. No idea where it went, but it's not been back. Others at school have seen it, but not myself. I did see one at the dealership getting delivered last night (stopped by to pickup my license plate). Got to sit in this one. Those seats are TIGHT. I'm 6'2" tall 220lbs, and they weren't initially uncomfortable, but I could definitely feel the pressure on the lower back sides of my rib cage. Not sure I would want to road trip in those.
Still a nice car, and a fine alternative to the imports for "Hot Hatchback" entertainment.