Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Macclesfield, Cheshire, UK
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can't speak for the legislation in you rneck of the woods
however in the UK, and I suspect the res of the EU specific colours, sorry colors, can only be used in certain circumstances
you may want to check what your parasites, sorry legislators, have mandated. its not that long ago the Kawasaki had to recall the Givi panniers because the fit of the panniers obscured or otherwise compromised the orange side reflectors in the US.
however IU'd caution anyone thinking that by adding reflective tape makes you accident proof. if it makes you feel safer and more comfortable.. go for it. in many situations the cager doesn't see you becuase of other factors such as road position, light arrangement, and so on.
just as wearing a reflective jacket doesn't make a building site worker any safer, except for very limited circumstances. however its labelled as protective or safety gear even though it isn't. Im not pishing on yur parade, do what makes you feel safe, what makes you feel comfortable, but treat it as an adjunct or extension of what really really has a major affect your riding skills and your awareness of what is out there.
at times a bit of paranoia may not be a bad thing.. they are out there, they can be out to get you.