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Old 9th Dec 2011, 13:49
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So are you seriously suggesting that common sense doesn't apply regarding the fact that Hi-vis obviously makes one more visible?
Yes my common sense (!) indicates that Hi-vis makes one more visible on most occasions BUT that does not mean that they make me "safer" - I think this is the crux of the argument.

If the driver of a vehicle is not paying attention (one only has to think of mobile phones, radios in vehicles, chatting to your mate etc) I could be dressed like the proverbial Christmas tree and still get run down.

Isn't that what experimental research is about? We might have a feeling that some act makes us safer but is that really true?
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