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Yes - visibility is everything for both the rider and the surrounding things. Here's an example of a road bike in traffic. The effect is exaggerated because camera is on handlebars, but even at head height I didn't see her till the camera did. You can see my body position by the shadow on the left side. Its New Zealand ...


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Being seen - the higher you are, the more likely you will be seen over a roof top. Clearly some cars are too high or too low for it to make a difference, but the odd car is at a height the difference might be significant. Seeing - in an aero position, its harder to see as much as in an upright. It can be done by actively looking around, but its harder - ...


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After reading that blog post and some forum threads about this issue, the cause seems pretty obvious to me. At the time, the local traffic light crew had 4-light groups on hand, and didn't have 3-light groups. This 4-light group was probably originally designed for car traffic, with one of the lights being a turn light. If having an extra red was an ...



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