Q, ya got me! I had to actually laugh out loud in my truck while I eat lunch...brushing sugar cookies from iPad nowI haven't seen a study on the subject but I'd assume so. Unfortunately I ride with a large, wide gray backpack that pretty much completely obscures the view from behind of any brightly colored jersey I might be wearing and it looks exactly like pavement, right down to the grease stains You couldn't design better road camouflage.
I don't know about you, but when I'm out on the trail and/or behind the wheel of my car, I've noted over and over that I tend to see cyclists in hi-vis colors much sooner and more reliably than those in less eye-searing colors. As a result, I'm a fan of hi-vis on the theory that every little bit of added visibility helps.I recently spotted this bicyclist in Sarasota Florida wearing this colorful clothing combination. Does bright attire translate into better safety?