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post #61 of 69 Old 10-13-2016, 12:44 AM
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The fluorescent yellow helmets have caught my eye.
exactly ...I had white ....then in a line of cars I caught buddy's hi-viz helmet bobbing along .....absolute eye attracting...got mine when I got home from Aus.

I'm convinced helmets should be first as they are 360 degree visible and above the traffic on upright bikes like Stroms.


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post #62 of 69 Old 10-13-2016, 02:37 PM
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I passed a large 3'X4' white reflective sign with black letters along the side of the road yesterday. It was the middle of the day, fairly sunny. When I approached the sign I thought it was Hi-Viz yellow, but to my amazement the yellow was just reflecting off my jacket/helmet...whoa!!

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post #63 of 69 Old 10-13-2016, 02:40 PM
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If white was more visible than hi-viz, road crews, pylons, emergency vehicles would probably be white.



There's good science behind hi-viz...the reasons it works is because the color is uncommon, because of the reflective qualities of the tint, it's ability to stand out against a whole number of backgrounds and other colors (including the bright sky), and hi-viz shades can work to stand out in lower light than other more muted colors.



Also, we're conditioned to see it as an emergency color (hence my first point) and it tends to command attention, mentally.



White can and does disappear against bright backgrounds, and because it's a common color a white helmet in the right condition can merely appear as "space" or another white dot among many.



Don't believe me? Open this image, and scan it very quickly.



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There's good science behind hi-viz...the reasons it works is because the color is uncommon, because of the reflective qualities of the tint, it's ability to stand out against a whole number of backgrounds and other colors (including the bright sky), and hi-viz shades can work to stand out in lower light than other more muted colors.

Also, we're conditioned to see it as an emergency color (hence my first point) and it tends to command attention, mentally.
Bingo.

These are several good reasons that hi viz sticks out more than other colors. But there's one more... Fluorescent colors look brighter because, in addition to reflecting back their natural color, they convert non-visible light energy into visible light energy. This effect magnifies the color and makes it POP more.

I wrote a brief article on it on the site to help explain (with pictures!)... What is "Hi-Viz"? ? Go Hi Viz

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Don't forget you're also a Hi-Viz victim for local LEO's. It's an expensive story.

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Still can't quite agree, first we are told to have lights on all the time then High Vis, then what, a man with a red flag ??
If people can't see a bike with a headlight on then they shouldn't be on the road.
There should be more serious charges for Drivers not paying attention on the roads.
Our license is a privilege not a right.
Check out Hollands road rules. You hit a cyclist you are in the wrong.
Stop being the victim in this.
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But quite frankly don't ride like a victim, take control be aware of those idiots around you, know that many don't see you and those who do want to kill you.
Hi Vis gives a false sense of security.
I have seen people riding defensively and safely being cut off by others putting themselves into a danger they could have avoided by riding in a dominant fashion. You can have a flashing beacon on your head but it means nothing to the normal driver who is consumed by the latest App on their Siri app.
I see so many people obsessed on their apps that they have no idea what's around them, the car manufacturers have a lot to answer for.
Back to the days of no phone, no Siri, no FB, no Snap chat etc. Just ride. Enjoy.
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You're dead right (no pun intended) about the inattentive cagers on their Damn phones. Way worse than a drunk behind the wheel. 'cause there are a hell of a lot more of them.

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Night-Viz instead of Hi-Viz?

Wow, does this thing ever light up at night.

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post #69 of 69 Old 12-15-2016, 08:56 PM
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Wow, does this thing ever light up at night.

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