I really do not think that it's a matter of how many lights that you put on you bike, how many reflectors that you past to your clothing, there is always some poor sole out there riding each and every day that is going to get ran over. I just flat believe that they do not care, and "Officer, I did not see them" is a good national excuse that has been used for years and gotten away with.
Case in point, about five years ago leaving the harley shop on clinton hwy. after getting the Ultra serviced, I was headed back to the office on a four lane divided hwy. This truck was right on me, I was in the left hand lane, young woman in the car to my right was being slowed by the car in front of her. I saw the woam to the right look into her side mirror 3 times and noticed that she saw me each and every time. I could not slow down fast enough to let her come over soon enough for her and her busy schedule. She got mad, jerked it over on me and put me in the grass. I always thought that in a situation like that it would scare the hell out of me, just made mad. I came out of the grass at a cross over and jumped about a foot in the air off of the road, but when I came down in about 3 seconds I was dead on her ass. Right behind her blowing my horn and waving her over. Scared her so bad that when she came upon the 640 ramp she made a right hand across a lane of traffic to get off and get away from me. Almost wrecked doing it.
I say again, they see you, they just don't have the time to wait on you, and they don't care. They realize that if there is a wreck more than likely there not going to get a scratch, and all they have to say when the officer comes is "I did not see them".
2007 (Silver) R1200RT
2010 R1200GSA (Gertrude)