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Old 28th August 2011, 09:51 PM #61
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Ya should see some of the factories i work in,
theres so much yellow hiviz is like camo
thats a good point. if everyone is buzzing around in them they'll soon lose their effectiveness.
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It's just that that was a wild mouthful of "buzzwords"
na mate i'm a chippy..... thats what happens when i get wound up lad
we'll just agree to disagree because i don't want to have to wear the shit when i start riding... they should also make biker awareness compulsary for all drivers, i think that would be more important
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Thats a bit silly.. The high viz is to help you stay on the bike by avoiding an accident........ the leathers are to protect you if you dont stay on
How it gonna help you stay on the bike? is it going to hold onto the bike if you fall off! Is it gonna tell you there's an accident ahead
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ahh to be fair now lids are a total different kettel of fish ! come off without da lid and 95 percent of the time your in serious trouble, not to mention the amount of shit it blocks from hitting your face, lots a lads take pride in their lids aswel
It seems to me most are opposed to it out of a sense of fashion. I'm drawing the comparison between lids and hi-viz cos lids are compulsory. If I had a choice between one and the other it woudl be a lid of course. But hi-vis or reflective gear does have its benefits.

Sure couldn't lads take pride in their jackets too, paint their jackets lovely colours , maybe some fine needlework in scotchlite yellow
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i always drive my cage with my lights on and some are built with running lights as standard but thats getting off topic....
It's also getting rediculous becuse it means that bikes with DRLs don't stand out anymore
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How is that idiotic shit talk ya clown? ever had somebody try to ram you off the road in a cage? If so grand ... if not fuck off.

High viz is grand if you you want to be seen ... but shouldnt be compulsory just to reduce the chances if you do have an off. Not everybody ho goes on a spin ends up on their back in the middle of the road.
and not everyone goes on a spin run into walls head first but i still wear my lid all the time
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How it gonna help you stay on the bike? is it going to hold onto the bike if you fall off! Is it gonna tell you there's an accident ahead
th ink he means it might stop someone pulling out in front of you
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How is that idiotic shit talk ya clown? ever had somebody try to ram you off the road in a cage? If so grand ... if not fuck off.

High viz is grand if you you want to be seen ... but shouldnt be compulsory just to reduce the chances if you do have an off. Not everybody ho goes on a spin ends up on their back in the middle of the road.
No I can't say I have. Never heard of it either. Why would someone deliberately try and ram you off the road cos you're wearing hi=viz clothing?

And true not everyone ends up on the flat of their back in the middle of the road when they go for a spin. So why even wear a helmet
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If ya walk like a thick on rural roads with no street lighting wearing dark clothes, you should be made to wear a hi viz. It will save your life.

Riding a motorcycle with lights, horn, indicators, loud pipe etc? Fuck off, I'll wear what I want, thanks..
Nail on the head there

It should be up to each rider. If you feel the need to wear it one do so if not then proceed as normal
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Sure couldn't lads take pride in their jackets too, paint their jackets lovely colours , maybe some fine needlework in scotchlite yellow
could catch on i supose
with all the mixed opinions on here i think we can all agree that it should be
riders choice, nobody shud be forced to wear it if they dont want to
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and not everyone goes on a spin run into walls head first but i still wear my lid all the time
Yeah and I do too ... but its like this:

If I went out without a lid on a spin .. I wouldnt feel safe at all.

If I went out without a high viz if it was compulsory - It wouldnt bother me in terms of safety.
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na mate i'm a chippy..... thats what happens when i get wound up lad
we'll just agree to disagree because i don't want to have to wear the shit when i start riding... they should also make biker awareness compulsary for all drivers, i think that would be more important
"WHAT" after calling me an eegit, ya not even riding a bike at the moment, oh sweet jesus, anyway dont ferget yer hi viz when you do....and good luck when you are back on the road...
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Ya should see some of the factories i work in,
theres so much yellow hiviz is like camo
Wasn't there a segment on crimecall a year or 2 ago, gang robbed a bank wearing hi viz vests & headed off down the road, did anyone pay a blind bit of attention to them?

The automatic headlights on all new bikes should negate the need for a hi vis, and with the amount of cyclists wearing it too its becoming part of the background noise very quickly.

Loud pipes should be made compulsory, as it raises awareness in all directions, where you have to be in line of sight for Hi vis to work

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so long as they don't make wearing jocks compulsary im happy
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so long as they don't make wearing jocks compulsary im happy
Hi-Viz Jocks????????????
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Yeah and I do too ... but its like this:

If I went out without a lid on a spin .. I wouldnt feel safe at all.

If I went out without a high viz if it was compulsory - It wouldnt bother me in terms of safety.
maybe so but anything that makes road riding safer can only be good
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Hi-Viz Jocks????????????
fookin protest!
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Hi-Viz Jocks????????????
Don't think they'd work cos they'd lose their hi-visness if you have an accident
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maybe so but anything that makes road riding safer can only be good
So replace the wire barriers















Oh wait, that costs money to do, making a law saying bikers must wear hi viz costs them money
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"WHAT" after calling me an eegit, ya not even riding a bike at the moment, oh sweet jesus, anyway dont ferget yer hi viz when you do....and good luck when you are back on the road...
.... ye know we all make sence in our own heads
ah ye's all seem to be a thick skinned bunch
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Maybe make em hi viz, so we can see them when we are being garotted ...
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So replace the wire barriers















Oh wait, that costs money to do, making a law saying bikers must wear hi viz costs them money

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So replace the wire barriers















Oh wait, that costs money to do, making a law saying bikers must wear hi viz costs them money
100%
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.... ye know we all make sence in our own heads
ah ye's all seem to be a thick skinned bunch
That's the second personal attack....
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I've been wearing a Sam Brown pretty much since I started riding and I still have had more then my fair share of near misses. Most recent was today when an oul biddy changed lanes into me, no mirror check, no look over the shoulder. I could have been lit up like a christmas tree but she still wouldn't have seen me cause she never bothered looking. Don't kid yourselves into thinking that wearing hi vis is going to stop things like that happening.
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maybe so but anything that makes road riding safer can only be good
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So replace the wire barriers

Oh wait, that costs money to do, making a law saying bikers must wear hi viz costs them money
This being my point .. RSA/Dept of Transport might see it as being a safety .. its not always the case.

Compulsory high viz vest is fuck all use to you against a wire barrier is it
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I also think DLR's are stupid on new bikes
I rather have to choice to turn on my lights. And yes I do always ride with my lights on by choice. When it comes to safety people have to make their own mind up, make mistakes and learn from them. simplez
I for one dread to think a 100 years down the line wat sort of crazy rediculous laws and rules for safety will be in place at this rate!!!
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I've been wearing a Sam Brown pretty much since I started riding and I still have had more then my fair share of near misses. Most recent was today when an oul biddy changed lanes into me, no mirror check, no look over the shoulder. I could have been lit up like a christmas tree but she still wouldn't have seen me cause she never bothered looking. Don't kid yourselves into thinking that wearing hi vis is going to stop things like that happening.

I get people pulling out on me in my work vehicle all the time.
If they cant see a fookin big German V*n,how they gonna see a bike,no matter how bright.
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Re: Compulsory High Viz - What do you think?

I commute in all weathers and all year around. I can say from personal experience that I have less close calls with a high vis on than without. People do see you better. If we all wear high vis and have our lights on it will make us all easier to see.

How many bikers have been killed by wire barriers.
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