I don't have to worry about traffic. I ride it in a gated community of about 9000 residents, 30 MPH speed limit. I use it to run to the hardware store, bank, groceries, etc. This is also a golf community so there are many golf carts used on the streets. Its pretty sedate.
When I want to play in traffic, I usually take my R1150R or my F650GS.
If I wasn't here, I'd be somewhere else