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Old 01-25-2014, 07:36 AM   #68
Dranrab Luap
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Location: Louisissippi Coast
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I am a believer that high vis as a single layer of a comprehensive safety system has its place. I participate in a lot of mishap analysis professionally. It's rarely ever a single factor that causes a mishap. It's multiple. For that reason layered safety strategies reduce mishaps. I ride a big touring bike with a tail case and windscreen so large that my torso is completely hidden both front and back. I went with a bright white helmet to increase conspicuity. I don't operate under the assumption that it helps anyone see me though. I don't linger beside other vehicles or in blind spots. Inasmuch as possible I build a reactionary bubble around me and have an escape plan in place when my bubble collapses. I travel through all intersections on high alert and assume anyone in a position to left turn in front of me will.
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