The key to not getting hit by car drivers is visibility. I see a lot of bike riders wearing black jackets with black helmets. They " blend " right in with most blacktop roads. They are not invisible but they don't stand out and are often not noticed by the car drivers. I wear a BLAZE ORANGE color jacket ( the type deer hunters wear for outstanding visibility, so they don't get shot by another hunter ) and a bright red helmet. When my wife or son ride with me I make them wear a BLAZE ORANGE vest and red helmet so they are as visible as I am. High visibility Lime Green will work as well with a white helmet. We must make ourselves visible to car drivers, bright colored jackets and helmets will help a lot towards that goal. You still have to ride defensively, but the bright colors help a lot towards making you more visible than wearing dark colors. That why I use the " handle" of Blaze Orange. I am totally dedicated to high visibilty. So far so good, three years and 15,000 miles on my VN750 have been safe so far. Hope this one tip helps save a life someday. God Bless.