Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Low Viz

I am not a fan of high visibility motorcycle clothing. It seems to me the modern fad for passive safety devices takes away from the responsibility of riders to take responsibility for themselves while on the road. The notion that simply wearing bright clothing somehow enhances "safety" is lazy and thus unsafe by definition. Especially in a world where driving a car is an extension of an over taxed lifestyle, a place where we are expected to talk text and prepare for the day's events. Anything but drive!

The idea that distracted drivers will notice bright clothing seems nuts to me, especially when, as shown above, a few solid boxes or fairings will cover up the safety clothing from view. So much for high visibility.

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