I have been wearing it for years.
My dirty but still sort of Hi-Viz Darien Jacket is slowly losing it's Hi-Viz appearance but still is more noticable
We just got back from Florida and Susan was wearing the Olympia Hi-Viz Jacket for the whole trip. I had concvicned her that riding to Inuvik in the dust Hi VIz would be far safer
We were eating lunch in a truck stop and a trucker came over to us and apologized for interrupting our lunch but he wanted to thank us for wearing Hi-Viz. Apparently all the truckers we had passed had been chatting on the CB about us and how visible we were on the road.
He and I then had a chat about when bikes become invisible to truckers-50 yards back we start to fade in and out of their mirror if we are following them. He also commented how much bikes riding with hi beams in the daytime annoy them and how those headlight modulators make it hard for them to judge how far away you are they also piss them off with their 6 x 18 inch mirrors.
He used to ride and said the best lights to be seen are a regular headlight and a set of down low lights (I think he meant motolights)
I asked him if "loud pipes" made bikes more visible and noticed. We both had a good laugh about that one
So how many of you wear a Hi Viz vest or jacket?