One thing I've noticed is that most drivers just don't have any sense of my speed. It's not that I'm a fast rider but my speed is more akin to the speed of a car than to that of a pedestrian. I think a lot of drivers see me as a pedestrian on wheels and don't expect me to arrive at an intersection as quickly as I do.
I use a strobe front and back, day and night.
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We ride the road on 30A. Too many walkers, strollers, beach cruisers, etc. Especially from Rosemary to Grayton.
You might wear hi-vis vests and run flashing strobes. You think you will be seen.
If you hold a pencil at arms length and look down the road...........you will cover a lot more stuff than you are wide.
Not a lot that you do matters whether or not you will be seen.
You have to ride knowing that you are less than a 1/4" wide.
It doesn't make too much difference how many lights or reflectors or bright vests a fellow cyclist uses if he rides head down in traffic and doesn't pay much attention to the road ahead.