|Newsletter - 2002 Archive|
As I was being driven on a country drive recently, I caught sight of a cyclist from a long way off travelling up a hill. I noticed he was wearing red lycra. Knowing that the driver was red/green colour blind and that the bushes and trees were in full leaf, I remarked on the presence of the cyclist to the driver. Even though alerted to the possibility of the cyclist's presence, he could not pick out the red against the green until we were much closer.
Bearing in mind that about 8% of male drivers are likely to have this problem, it would seem a good precaution when cycling in summer to avoid wearing red or at least interrupt the red somewhere with a contrasting strp of colour (not green!)