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Silver is NOT a high-vis color
- Subject: Silver is NOT a high-vis color
- From: "Tom Brown" <tbrown@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2005 07:25:58 -0500
>My helmet is very light silver colour. My choice of colour based on the
> >"being seen" idea...
Silver is definitely not a high-vis color! It's basically the color of
concrete or dirty tarmac. Very low contrast with the road. I have a silver
car and I always run my parking lights just so people can see me. Silver
is, however very reflective and good for keeping cool. Yellow and white
are the best for visibility.
I use a black helmet, For visibility, I have a checkerboard V pattern of
reflective white on the back that my wife did for me. I use to have a
white Arai with a racerboy dragon pattern on it, but I got a lot of tickets
with it, so I went for a plainer look. Seems to help.
I've got a yellow Joey Dunlop Arai in XL that sits in the box because I
heard it's a collector's item and I'm afraid to wear it.