My good riding buddy has a YELLOW Wing..... I don't think he needs a safety vest!!!!! I have to turn up the CB volume because the color is so loud!:22yikes:
I don't wear one! However I do agree that the more visible you are, the better you are apt to be seen.:thumbup:
A friend is a Cal-Trans worker and he says he thinks people steer at the Vest's!:shrug: I wish people would take driving seriously.
Most folks that I have seen wearing them in Atlanta are on scooters.
The others are road workers for the Department of Transportation, and they have not been helped by wearing them because drivers tend to hit them. I guess it goes back to what the instructors told us in the motorcycle training class. The bike will automaticly go where you are looking. Apparently the same goes for drivers in cars.
I pack one with me. On most journeys I visit a military museum or two.
These museums are sometimes on active bases. The base rules ask riders to wear Hi-Vis, so, the vest comes in handy.
I am sure there will be contradiction on this site, but this is MY use for a Hi-Vis vest. ..............Don
I wear either a safety green shirt and/or a vest during races but not when just riding. Even with strobes flashing, the vest, headlights on bright, and driving lights on the motorist who is distracted doesnt see you. I had a woman push me up against a barrier during a race and she told the police she never saw nor heard the Wing. He ticketed her. We never touched but she was absolutely clueless she was in the middle of a bicycle race with 900 racers. "Gee mom look at all the skinny people in their underwear!"
I am switching to a safety shirt for this season (see link below) so I can look spiffy :roll:.
The safety green vests and jackets have become the new black leather as Harley even has a line of safety green clothing.
Yes, every time I ride. A green hi-vis with reflective stripes. Got it from Harbor Fright for $6. I stand out like a sore thumb, and get stares from a lot of folks, so I know it works. I also bought a mesh one for summer for the same price.
How visible is your SV when viewed from the front or back? Or for that matter, you're moving at ?mph... Personally I don't think they make a bit of difference. However, the amount of lights you have might make a lot more difference...