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Old 01-08-2014, 12:36 PM   #90
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New Zealand, 2006 or so, and "yes". White or light colored jackets and helmets reduce incidence of multi-vehicle collision by 28%.
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77% of all moto crashes are the rider's fault, another 10% or so were avoidable by rider action.
It'd be interesting to know what's different between NZ and Europe. Here there is no evidence of color effecting crashes and 70% of the multi vehicle accidents are the cager's fault.

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As for riders choosing what [not] to wear when they go riding, I'm in the camp that thinks the ones who don't wear much, don't put much serious thought into it.
It's a pitty you join into the less self-reflecting crowd that thinks "who doesn't think like me doesn't think at all".

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Not to mention, it can actually be more comfortable, if they get past the immediate perception, to gear up a little.
As well as it's sometimes more comfortable to leave the gear at home.
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