Consider the conditioning of most drivers. What are they trained to look for out of fear or safety concerns?
There have been studies showing how motorcyclist whose bikes and gear look like moto-cops are more often seen than those that don't have that look.
I would think that looking more like a construction worker, EMT, fireman, etc. will be something more drivers will notice before they will notice a rider who doesn't have this pattern and color.
It isn't so much about the color itself as it is what the driver's mind is filtering for. Many are not looking for motorcycles, so, they don't see us. But, they have programmed themselves to alert to "threats" which include this particular class of Hi-viz adorned personnel.
This is appealing to the lizard-brain which sub-consciously picks things out of the background and brings it to the level of conscious attention.
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MotoTex screwed with this post 01-24-2014 at 11:40 AM