Hi-viz for cars

January 9, 2012 — 7 Comments

Small cars are becoming less invisible as larger vehicles are becoming more prominent on the road. In turn these small cars are getting more and more SMIDSY’s (Sorry Mate I Didn’t See You).

The small cars are turning to high visibility paint to stand out from the larger vehicles.

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Gaz is one of the well known cyclists in a growing community of those using cameras. With over 20,000 Youtube subscribers and more than 3,000,000 online video views, his channels and videos are among some of the most popular of their kind. Gaz has spoken on Radio, TV and in national cycling campaigns about the use of cameras and the power of videos.

7 responses to Hi-viz for cars

  1. Isn’t that the “Asbo Orange” colour that the Ford Focus ST comes in as standard?

    Nice to too the credit crunch isn’t effecting everyone! That car is a hideous stain on the Aston Martin marque!

  2. There must be some truth in this. The difference in attitude of other road users towards me varies noticeably depending on whether I’m on my bike, driving my little hatchback or driving my 1 tonne panel van.

  3. Here is a literature review carried out for the American AA which discussed the evidence without recourse to opinion or “common sense” both of which just cloud the issue IMO.

    https://docs.google.com/open?id=1KvjVkbPJ0vYuk6Oaf9lE-Hfty-BBHTOyCImM56uVUyIgNabCidoDhhTCRr2j

  4. Mike Chalkley – Chair Bournemouth Cycling Forum January 11, 2012 at 8:58 am

    If, as we’re forever told by ‘Road safety’ experts and the Police, we should be dressed up in Hi Viz and flourescents, is there not a case to mandate all vehicles to have this too?
    I’m sure many motorists would be up in arms about having to cover their precious shiny motors yet no-one seems to complain that we’re told to dress up like bloody Xmas trees!

  5. Hideous colours in a trade off for increased safety, WIN!

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