This is an interesting read, especially when you scroll down to the "sander test".
Point taken Shep, and they say most accidents happen very close to home.
Have the bars but unless I don't see it coming I'll head for the dirt as we rarely have guard rails on the right, matter of fact if they try and turn this place into Dallas I'll go part time on my job and part time fighting those that make the decisions. I've got freinds, just haven't had the reason to use them to any extent.
We're finally getting more "bicycle aware" in the town, that was easy.
The test is moot anyway, the folks who need this kind of reminder are the ones riding in shorts,flip flops and doo rags, most of those would probably maim or kill themselves in short order if you gave them a belt sander, I think they'd somehow get in trouble with an imaginary one too.
I don't think I've really seen this come up on the forums but when riding I WILL use hand signals in addition to the flashers. Perhaps a lost art but it does tend to make a driver behind you more aware of your intentions.
Good point and useful.Although not super bright as a spot lamp the Blue LED spots I've fitted to my CX definitely make Cagers more aware.I think the hint of blue wakes them up to thinking maybe it's a,"Cop" bike.
They look brighter in that picture than they are in Daylight of course.