Horse wrote:GTR1400MAN wrote:How about sat a T-junction on an unlit B road waiting to turn and the vehicle is approaching from behind at speed? I'll be seen earlier.
So you have a tail-light, retro-reflective number plate, brake light, your headlamp is illuminating the scene ahead and your indicator is flashing. Plus whatever road signs and markings there are. Will a jacket *really* make any difference?
I think it will. Bigger presence. Rear light and indicator are tiny. I'll try and do some comparison photos or video (car viewing bike) in the new year. There's nothing very good online
Horse wrote:GTR1400MAN wrote: Or crossing a RAB with a vehicle coming from the left. etc.
Would you rely on chance here? [Also bear in mind you have a sodding great headlamp on the front!] A situation, surely, where if you've identified a potential collision then proactive riding is far more appropriate?
If he sees me earlier, he MAY back off earlier, so I need do less proactive riding. The problem is that "sodding great headlamp" is a dull glow worm in the current environment we ride in (and I refuse to join the arms race). Also it is being viewed from the side and it's more about what it is illuminating rather than the size of the source. Again, this is another where some footage may help.
Horse wrote:However, if you want to achieve this at night then additional low-power lighting at the fairing extremities might be better.
https://msac.org.nz/assets/Uploads/pdf/ ... 82-web.pdf
As above I'm still resisting joining the "my lights are bigger / brighter / more off" club.