Mike.Ayling wrote:Pete wrote:What that site does not say - when it comes to bicycle-motor vehicle conditions, 87% of the time the driver was at fault.
A bloke passed me going up the 1 in 20 on Sunday (everyone passes me going up the 1 in 20 but at 70 years of age I don't worry much about it).
He was dressed in black from head to foot and there were no blinkies showing.
If he is rear ended by a motorist in poor light conditions in and out of the trees the motorist will be to blame but the cyclist is not doing himself any favours by not being more visible.Mike
bikealong wrote:Not trying to be silly here or starting an argument, but separating "being seen clothing" from "being seen lighting” seems counter intuitive." And when it comes to lighting we have definitive benefits, and 'White on the front, Red on the back etc" is constantly commented upon, as it makes sense.
Nothing can be truer than it is usually the car drivers fault when hitting the cyclist, and no one is telling manufactures to only supply yellow cars. But would not yellow cars be easier to spot? I think I did read once that the insurance companies reckon the safest cars to own are yellow or white. Doesn’t this make sense?
Otherwise why are all the roadside workers wearing stand out clothing?
Mike can certainly defend his own statements, but I can’t see what is wrong with staying on the brighter side of the lighting equation in early morning and evening riding.
Animals that fear getting hunted easily blend into their back grounds. We always used to say; “Do not shoot at a deer if it is wearing a red hat” to encourage the other hunters to wear bright clothing.
bikealong wrote:Otherwise why are all the roadside workers wearing stand out clothing?
Bicycle Victoria spokesman Garry Brennan slammed the idea.
“Unfortunately there is no evidence that so-called ‘high-visibility clothing’ is of any benefit to bike riders,” Mr Brennan said. “Whether the rider is dressed in bright fluoro or black, or is stark naked, matters little when drivers are not paying attention. The good news is that as more bikes crowd the roads, most drivers are paying more attention.”
bikealong wrote:Thanks folks that's good info,
I have in fact found that wearing a yellow safety coloured vest has not been of any benefit to getting vehicle drivers to be better behaved.
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