I'm an advocate for making oneself as visible as possible. I wear a solid hi-viz yellow helmet and gloves, and a jacket with about 50% hi-viz accents. I'm considering having the Wee's beak wrapped in hi-viz reflective film. I probably look like a construction worker, but I also look like a policeman. I can tell you it works. I see numerous doubletakes from drivers, with many of them at intersections beginning to roll and then stopping abruptly.
I'm glad to see the stores selling more hi-viz stuff. I think it reflects a change in our approach to safety. I see a lot of riders who look pretty cool but just don't show up very well. A white helmet is a good start. I think the reflectives are great at night but don't add much in daylight. The black tapes that flash red or white are great if you want to keep a low profile in daylight, but I'm over that. I'm not showing off, just showing up.
I've been scared off motorcycling several times in my life and I'm still here. This time I'm going to use every advantage I can get. We've never had so many distracted drivers, which translates to excuses for their awful driving. With the biggest excuse being "I just didn't see him", I'm doing my best to take away that one. Sorry if this sounds like a safety sermon, just my common sense approach to offensive driving. DD