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Panic over hi-vis vest proposal

An incorrect News Ltd media report that Victoria proposes introducing hi-vis for all riders has caused some level of social media panic in the riding community. Riders have been sharing the inaccurate reports which were lifted from the “Road Safety Regulations 2019 summary paper for consultation”. So, for a start, it’s only a proposal at …

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Video shows hi-vis does not work – even for cops!

This British video of a police officer with sirens going and a hi-vis jacket and bike shows that some motorists still don’t see riders. It shows a police special escort group of BMW R 1200 bikes escorting British Prime Minister Theresa May with the Metropolitan Police’s Protection Command in London. Right from the start it …

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Police launch DayGlo bikes and gear

Queensland Police have today launched their new DayGlo yellow motorcycles and high-visibility motorcycle police jackets to “send a message”. In launching Operation Papa Guardian for the summer, Acting Deputy Commissioner Bob Gee says “high visibility on the road saves lives”. “We make no apology for being highly visible,” he says. Motorcycle police with the new …

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Petition to ban Polite hi-vis vest

A petition to ban the use of a hi-vis vest with “POLITE” on the back has been started in the UK, saying it is “pretend police wear”. When we published an article about the British-designed “Polite Notice Think Bike” waistcoat becoming available in Australia a year ago, it inflamed a lot of negative comment about promoting mandatory …

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Ducati adds fluoro helmet and jacket

As if bright yellow and red Ducati motorcycles aren’t visible enough, the Italian manufacturer has linked up with Arai and Rev’It! to produce fluorescent yellow Ducati helmets and jackets. Ducati Australia and New Zealand marketing coordinator L’Oreal Pierce says the HV1 Pro full-face helmet ($799.99) and HV1 Tour jacket ($746.99) have been available for a …

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Are hi-vis vest riders impersonating police?

Can wearing a hi-vis vest actually lead riders to being prosecuted for impersonating police? Some hi-vis motorcycle vests could have you mistaken as a police officer. It is no surprise then that motorbike riders are concerned that the mandatory wearing of hi-vis clothing may expose them to potential criminal liability for police impersonation. In most countries, you are deemed …

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Hi-vis vest may even halt road rage

If you believe high-visibility clothing is safer, then this hi-vis vest may also save you from road rage with its “Polite” message on the back. Yes, it does look a lot like “Police” and will no doubt get the attention of the traffic. It may even prevent road rage with its simple message. The British-designed “Polite” Think …

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Mandatory hi-vis vests for riders?

Slowly authorities are introducing requirements for riders to carry or wear hi-vis clothing. Victoria requires novice riders to wear a hi-vis vest and now France has introduced a rule where riders have to carry a hi-vis vest. The fine is €11 (about $A15) rising to €100 (about $A150) if they fail to wear the vest …

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Swap hi-vis vest for Life Paint

Volvo has invented Life Paint to light up cyclists at night and motorcycle riders might also like to swap their hi-vis vests for the paint to make their bikes more visible to other traffic. The Swedish car company with a heritage of safety innovations, has announced Life Paint which is an invisible reflective spray that …

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Professor debunks hi-vis clothing

A University of Melbourne professor and bike rider who was hit by a car while he was wearing hi-vis clothing has called for the Victorian Government to axe its mandatory hi-vis requirement for new riders. Prof Richard Huggins, Chair of Statistics, says he has reviewed several studies on motorcycle conspicuity and “look but fail to …

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