Highway Code and advice on cycle helmets

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Cunobelin
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Re: Highway Code and advice on cycle helmets

Postby Cunobelin » 4 Dec 2017, 7:06pm

AlaninWales wrote:
661-Pete wrote:
The utility cyclist wrote:it should recommend hi-vis colours for ALL vehicles and reflectives
That's me snookered then.

My car is black..... :roll: :|

https://www.reference.com/vehicles/color-car-accidents-35bc1c8e7f375cd6
During daylight, black vehicles are 12 percent more likely than white cars to be involved in an accident. Not only are cars with low-visibility colors more likely to be involved in any crash, they are also more likely to be in a severe or life-threatening accident. Other low-visibility colors include blue, silver, gray, red and dark green. White cars are the safest cars to drive due to their high visibility during daylight and at dusk and dawn.


I had a black car, wasn't involved in any collision. In my white car earlier this year, I had to take to the ditch to avoid a fast-approaching tractor :evil: . Despite doing so from stationary and moving slowly, damage resulted :roll:



Varies from study to study....

In this study,Silver cars were found to be safer!



Silver cars were about 50% less likely to be involved in
a crash resulting in serious injury than white cars. The
design and methods are a reasonable approach to
study the association between modifiable risk factors
and injury from car crashes. The association between
silver car colour and reduced risk of serious injury.persisted after we had adjusted for major confounding
factors, but the possibility of residual confounding
remains. The extent to which these results are generalisable
to other settings is open to question. Increasing
the proportion of silver cars could be an effective
passive strategy to reduce the burden of injury from car
crashes.

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Re: Highway Code and advice on cycle helmets

Postby AlaninWales » 5 Dec 2017, 12:13pm

Cunobelin wrote:Varies from study to study....

In this study,Silver cars were found to be safer!



Silver cars were about 50% less likely to be involved in
a crash resulting in serious injury than white cars. The
design and methods are a reasonable approach to
study the association between modifiable risk factors
and injury from car crashes. The association between
silver car colour and reduced risk of serious injury.persisted after we had adjusted for major confounding
factors, but the possibility of residual confounding
remains. The extent to which these results are generalisable
to other settings is open to question. Increasing
the proportion of silver cars could be an effective
passive strategy to reduce the burden of injury from car
crashes.

Yes, it varies from study to study, year to year - which might say something about the relationship of colour to accident rate (something like looking at random dots and seeing a pattern).

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Re: Highway Code and advice on cycle helmets

Postby Cyril Haearn » 5 Dec 2017, 12:45pm

I used to have a white car but it disappeared in the snow

Most visible would be a crazy mixture of many colours, dark, light, reflective like the Polo Harlequin :wink:

Yellow or seasick green are good single colours I think
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Re: Highway Code and advice on cycle helmets

Postby AlaninWales » 5 Dec 2017, 2:23pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:I used to have a white car but it disappeared in the snow

Most visible would be a crazy mixture of many colours, dark, light, reflective like the Polo Harlequin :wink:

Yellow or seasick green are good single colours I think

Crazy mix of colours + dappled shade?

Honestly though, cars are visible, people are visible, skips are visible - yet people crash into them daily. Best advice in the Highway Code would be "If you can't see what else is on the road, don't drive on it!".

Actually, I think it does say roughly that somewhere...

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Re: Highway Code and advice on cycle helmets

Postby mjr » 5 Dec 2017, 4:33pm

AlaninWales wrote:Honestly though, cars are visible, people are visible, skips are visible - yet people crash into them daily. Best advice in the Highway Code would be "If you can't see what else is on the road, don't drive on it!".

Actually, I think it does say roughly that somewhere...

Amen. http://highwaycode.info/rule/126
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