I'm looking to get a scooter (I know, I know, but I still want one) to get me from work and uni to home. The fastest stretch I cover on my trip is a 70K/h strip lasting about 3 minutes, otherwise it's all 60K/h. I'm planning to buy a good helmet (My brain is all I have) and wear Blundestone leather work boots (Steel capped, thick leather and grippy soles), get a pair of riding gloves and some good pants. However, I already own a Drizabone riding coat, which is alot thinner then a leather jacket, not to mention it's cost to purchace is nil. It goes from high around the neck to my ankles, with straps to hold it to your legs and buttons to keep it closed. I know the fabric is fairly durable, but I want to know if they're suitable as protection for a prang at 60K/h. If not, I'll obviously save up some more for a riding jacket, as I've got a perfect example in not what to do in my dad, who's been in a few bike crashes (And plane crashes... And caught between a train and a platform... He's got less original skin left on him then Michael Jackson), but I figured it'd be worth seeing what the wise men thought first.