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Old 01-24-2014, 06:30 PM   #38
alii1959
Studly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jan 2008
Location: Georgia, USA
Oddometer: 519
I am a firm believer. I went from a black/silver riding jacket to hi-viz and noticed right away that people were giving me more room.

In addition, when I bought a helmet I purchased an ugly yellow one....gets lots of comments. That means they noticed.

Further, when riding back from Tenn. summer before last, I was eating at Burger King and a trucker came up to me and thanked me for wearing such high visibility gear. He said that he might not have seen me if I hadn't been so colorful. That was enough of an endorsement to me.

I am an HD rider and do stick out like a sore thumb. But, two of my hi-viz jackets are HD day-glo orange/black. Man are they obnoxious!!!

I routinely get lots of comments about my gear. But, I have never had anyone treat me weird about wearing it. Sure, I don't look like a badass, but I never was one really anyway. Hard for a Science Teacher to be a bad ass....unless he is breaking bad.
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