I agree with the statement. I don't have to prove it to you in order to agree with the statement, I'm not trying to sway you. It is enough for me that I agree because of personal experience.
You don't have to believe me or agree with me. You don't have to change anything you do.
It sounds to me like Carl wants me to prove, scientifically, that distracting other drivers from their driving is not putting them at risk? Really?
What started this was a 2018 or newer Goldwing that came up behind me with a flashing headlight. The modulator he had installed caused the leds to flow back and forth from one side to the other. It reminded me of the Camaro in Knight Rider or the Cylon robots in the Battlestar Galactica series.
To my mind it was not only distracting, but trashed the appearance of an otherwise beautiful bike.
Oops, now I’ve done it! Now Carl is going to want me to prove scientifically that he trashed the appearance of the bike.