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View Poll Results: What Color Helmet is Most noticable
White 21 31.82%
Black 1 1.52%
Silver 3 4.55%
Yellow 23 34.85%
Orange 9 13.64%
Blue 0 0%
Green 0 0%
Gold 1 1.52%
Red 2 3.03%
Purple 0 0%
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What color of helmet do you think motorists notice more. Doesn't matter if they are flat paint, gloss, metalflake, or irredescent.
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I feel that motorists notice a SILVER helmet more than others because it looks like a metallic object and that's the last thing they would want to run their vehicle into.
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Don’t know about noticeable but the colour red is used for warning / traffic lights etc., as the body releases adrenaline when you see the colour - blood.

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