A while back I had a discussion with my BF and others regarding drivers perception of various colored motorcycle helmets. My BF was of mind that a PINK helmet was required because it was "More Visible" to other drivers and had the instant perception of:
So drivers would watch out for me and stay back, figuring I had ZERO skills.
I decided to take it to the streets and ask my peeps their CAGER / CAR DRIVER opinions.
The Survey had an image of 5 different helmets.
4. Black and Pink
Under each helmet I posted these 3 questions:
This helmet is worn by a:
If you saw a rider wearing this helmet on the road your perception of their riding skill level would be:
A. They are skilled with years of experience
B. They have a few years experience
C. They are a Beginner
If I encountered a rider wearing this helmet, I would:
A. Avoid them all cost
B. Keep an eye on them but not worry over much
C. Ignore them and focus on my driving
I am posting the results of the last survey first, since it seems to be the most telling. Because apparently, no matter what color helmet you wear... 34% of drivers plan on ignoring you completely and focusing on their own drive.
Interesting... and also interesting is the Pink Helmet Results... HOLY KRAP! My BF was RIGHT! A pink helmet does get you noticed.
So enjoy my semi-scientific Motorcycle Helmet Survey.