Does day-glo clothing help your visibility? The jury is out on this. There is mild evidence to suggest it may, and it certainly can’t do any harm…
…but it’s nowhere near as effective as die-hard fans of day-glo (which include many judges) might think.
You have secondary problems that go with high visibility: namely being mistaken fora copper. Car drivers do strange things if they think you’re a policeman, such as dropping to 15mph below the speed limit or braking suddenly. They’ll drive like numpties. I’ve seen drivers put their tyres into the kerb and bounce off it because they’re so keen for a hi-vis biker to get past them.
9 Ways to stay visible. Andrew Dalton knows what makes riders stand out, here are his survival secrets
Be prepared for drivers to think a rider in a day-glo jacket and white helmet must be a copper. Few police riders wear day-glo on their civilian bikes for this very reason.
Don’t do this
Assume the public can tell the difference between a Panigale and a Pan European – if you’re day-glo, you’re police.
Next week: Tip 2 – Make some lateral movements
Posted by Andrew Dalton. Posted on: December 10, 2015 at 12:00 am
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