Typically when I commute, I use this horrendous orange and reflective tape safety vest from Home Depot. One day last week, I did not wear it and on that trip home, I had several incidents where drivers simply did not see me.
This morning, I forgot the vest and a semi made a slow right turn making me stop completely when I had the light. Other incidents this morning convince me that for whatever reason, the vest is MORE visible than THREE large flashing red lights on the bike.
I won't be forgetting my vest and may even invest in a better one. Does anyone know the classes for these vests and what they mean?