Interesting train of thought-NormanB said:What it does highlight is how ineffective high viz gear is in avoiding a SMIDSY.....High Viz is useless
Actually what occurred to me was the color (colour) of high viz he was wearing tended to blend in with the English countryside rather than standing out against it like a high viz orange might.NormanB said:What it does highlight is how ineffective high viz gear is in avoiding a SMIDSY.
NormanB said:it is a very good piece, as much as for what it does not say as what it does.
What it does highlight is how ineffective high viz gear is in avoiding a SMIDSY.
Just to relay a personal vignette on High viz kit. I stopped off at a supermarket and I was fully togged sans helmet, with a jacket that was 95% high viz. I was standing in line at the checkout and a middle aged woman just walked straight into me and nearly knocked me off my feet. She was very apologetic said sorry I did not see you to which my response was 'and exactly what do I have to wear then to help this situation' It got some great laughs from everyone even the woman herself.
But apart from the humour of it all. High Viz is useless - if people do not look they cannot see.
If you wear High Viz and think you are safer then you are actually deluding yourself and in the process increasing your risk.
So, wear High Viz by all means ( it looks good) but do not think for one nano second that everyone can see you 100% of the time.