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Cyclists Should Make Themselves Seen

March 01, 2016

Cyclists Should Make Themselves Seen

Study says reflective clothing, not hi-vis, is the answer

by Simon MacMichael / road.cc

A researcher at an Australian university says that cyclists could be exposing themselves to greater danger of being struck by a car due to the driver’s inability to see them, particularly when the light is poor, and says reflective, not high-visibility, clothing is the answer to being seen in the hours of darkness.

Philippe Lacherez, who is a post-doctoral fellow at the School of Optometry and Vision Science at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) conducted his research among 184 cyclists – most of them Australian – who had been involved in a collision with a car.

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