I Hate High Vis, But Should I Wear It?

Clock16:25, Friday 16th February 2024

Si doesn't like hi-vis, but why? Is it just the loud colour or is there more fueling this opinion? He talks to a professor in vision science and a psychology professor (also a record-breaking ultra cyclist!), to get their opinion on whether wearing high-vis cycling clothing actually keeps you safe when cycling.

00:00 Intro
02:07 How good is our vision?
03:25 What is the difference between visibility and conspicuity?
04:40 Does fluorescent clothing help in the dark?
06:25 Collisions and cyclists
10:49 Are cyclists subjected to victim blaming?
13:22 How can I make myself visible to traffic?
15:00 Si reflects on high-vis clothing

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