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Old 03-16-2013, 08:04 PM   #16
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All my helmets are white and I wear hi-viz jackets
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Old 03-16-2013, 08:16 PM   #17
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This is my first white helmet, a Nolan N-104 Action. I just need to add some reflective stickers.

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Old 03-16-2013, 08:52 PM   #18
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Wasn't there a study about helmet colours somewhere? I believe one of their results was that helmets coloured white were 24% underrepresented in crashes relative to other colours (but don't quote me on that). There might be a bias in there though.

And I'm not sure if they considered high-vis options...
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:19 PM   #19
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White hi vz

I wear a hi viz tour master epic jacket and a Icon variant Salvo DS hemet that is some sort of hi viz white with black color scheme at least I have no question about the jackets effectiveness.
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:29 PM   #20
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For me it is a Hi-Viz jacket and a Hi-Viz helmet. As I told someone at work, it's better to be seen than read about in the paper tomorrow morning!
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:41 PM   #21
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I have a white-ish jacket with reflective strips and a bright helmet
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:48 PM   #22
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Helmet color

I have silver, white and a hiviz helmets. I have noticed that I am definitely noticed more by cagers with the hiviz helmet on. It is very definite.
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:20 AM   #23
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:39 AM   #24
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I have silver, white and a hiviz helmets. I have noticed that I am definitely noticed more by cagers with the hiviz helmet on. It is very definite.
Interesting. What helmet is the high-vis one?

I wish Shoei had a RF-1100 in high-viz.
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:31 PM   #25
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Another view

What came to mind while reading the scientific report.

The statement: The fact that people wearing hi-viz are 37% less likely to be in an accident. (Paraphrase)

Might it be that defensive riders get in less accidents and of course choose hi-viz as part of their defense? It's the defensive riding not the hi-viz.

I’m not trying to start something it is just what came to mind as I always view science reports with professional skepticism. I sure do think that hi-viz is better and I ride defensively. OK, I also burn and turn but not through traffic.
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Old 03-17-2013, 01:39 PM   #26
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White helmets

A few years ago I saw a report of a study in Europe where it was found that people wearing white helmets were thirtyfive percent less likely to be involved in an accident involving a car. I don't know if they studied hi-viz. White and Hi-viz must be close in visability, although I think enviornmental conditions might favor Hi-viz.
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Old 03-17-2013, 02:01 PM   #27
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I think people associate a white helmet with police. People always (subconsciously or not) are looking for police. That is why I wear a white helmet and have a white fairing (but wear a high-vis jacket).

Personally, I look for motorcycles, but seeing a fluorescent yellow helmet bobbing in traffic is not as noticeable as white - due to the police thing. YMMV.
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Old 03-17-2013, 02:12 PM   #28
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Hmmm, The Intimidation factor, Police white.

You sure have something there as I check out any "cop like bike" as a possible cop and behave. Always glad to see it is just some guy that has that look. Maybe I should return my new silver Shoei?
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Old 03-17-2013, 03:29 PM   #29
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I wear a hi viz jacket with a white shoei rf-1100. I noticed all the older guys who had been riding forever wore this.

I also read that a white helmet is 23% more likely to be seen than a color, but I'm sure this was before hi viz.

I don't think it matters, both are better than black. I like white because it's the coolest temperature, is visible...
Exactly what I do. Hi-Vis jacket and white RF-1100. White is cooler than black helmets for sure, and if you couple a white helmet with a dark tinted face shield during the day, it will keep as cool as you can be with a full face helmet.

If you wear a hi-vis jacket and hi-vis helmet, they're not going to be the same color for long. Both will fade some, even if they were identical in color when you purchased them new, they're going to fade at different rates.

White is also usually cheaper than hi-vis by a few bucks...
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Old 03-17-2013, 03:38 PM   #30
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My vote's pretty clear

I'm not crazy about the looks of high-viz but I can't argue with the results. The zombies see me more often on the road and that helps keep me alive.

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