The hi-viz SMIDSY thread

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The headlight doesn’t stand out at all. (Why doesn’t the rider know to use yellow lighting at the front :) ?)

The rider in the background is wearing the setup I originally saw RoSPA sell to instructors: a black tabard with hi-viz yellow stripes (plus a fashionable RoSPA logo). Judging by the photo, IAM Roadsmart appears to be following this trend for ‘dazzle camouflage’. It does a magnificent job of breaking up a rider’s shape :roll:
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Hot_Air wrote: Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:52 pm The headlight doesn’t stand out at all. (Why doesn’t the rider know to use yellow lighting at the front :) ?)

The rider in the background is wearing the setup I originally saw RoSPA sell to instructors: a black tabard with hi-viz yellow stripes (plus a fashionable RoSPA logo). Judging by the photo, IAM Roadsmart appears to be following this trend for ‘dazzle camouflage’. It does a magnificent job of breaking up a rider’s shape :roll:
Dip beam therefore below the level of the camera...

And aux lights add nothing either against a backlit environment:

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The Spin Doctor wrote: Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:01 pmAs well as screens and top boxes (and rucksacks) obscuring fore and aft, sleeveless tabards and those H belts are also pretty useless from a 3/4 forward perspective - just where a driver might be sitting before he 'looks but fails to see' - thanks to the angle of the rider's arms.
Has anyone told the DVSA :roll: ? As a government agency, shouldn't it be giving evidence-based advice?

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Another update...

I've lost count of how many 'new' editions I have on the shelf - at least half a dozen. I stopped buying them when I realised the biggest change with the picture on the cover.
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The Spin Doctor wrote: Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:45 pm Another update...

I've lost count of how many 'new' editions I have on the shelf - at least half a dozen. I stopped buying them when I realised the biggest change with the picture on the cover.
Wrong thread? Or do you mean [plug] your SOBS book? :)
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Horse wrote: Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:16 pm
The Spin Doctor wrote: Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:45 pm Another update...

I've lost count of how many 'new' editions I have on the shelf - at least half a dozen. I stopped buying them when I realised the biggest change with the picture on the cover.
Wrong thread? Or do you mean [plug] your SOBS book? :)
Ha. No I meant 'Essential Skills'. Every year when I was a DAS trainer there seemed to be a new version so muggins bought it, to see what was different. Usually it was the cover, and the edition / date of publication.

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@The Spin Doctor I’ve a question about the Science of Being Seen: is this your Aerostich? :mrgreen:

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Please take extra care in roadworks - camouflaged against those pesky traffic cones - drivers won’t have a chance of seeing you in this getup.
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Hot_Air wrote: Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:59 pm
Please take extra care in roadworks - camouflaged against those pesky traffic cones - drivers won’t have a chance of seeing you in this getup.
Someone's already looked (sic) at that.

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Hot_Air wrote: Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:59 pm @The Spin Doctor I’ve a question about the Science of Being Seen: is this your Aerostich? :mrgreen:


Please take extra care in roadworks - camouflaged against those pesky traffic cones - drivers won’t have a chance of seeing you in this getup.
:sick: :ugeek:

Nope. Mine's a rather nice grey / green colour - bit like WW2 German army :)
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