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Apr
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comment Is there a polite way to take the centre of the road without antagonizing motorists?
Thanks @Mσᶎ - makes more sense now.
Apr
14
comment Is there a polite way to take the centre of the road without antagonizing motorists?
Daylight use of bike lights is underrated. Regarding #2, are you in a country where traffic drives on the left side of the road? If so, that would be a good point to clarify. I can't imagine that more people would try to pass if you were on the left side of the lane, but I'm from the US where we drive on the right.
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@CarrieKendall by default that means you're voting for me, right? :P
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comment Data to convince teenager that blinking rear light is worth the “uncool” factor
I'd be more worried about teaching him safe urban riding habits than whether his light is on during the day or not. During the day, riding predictably will do more to make drivers see you than having a blinky on, and in full sunlight you'll need a pretty bright light to really add much. Don't get me wrong, I love lights and I use mine (flashing) in the day, but there may be other priorities.
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May
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comment Safety Bike Tail Light with Directional Signals
Blinking lights catch your attention better, but solid lights are easier to judge distance by. Check out the relevant question on this: "Which is safer, lights which blink or emit a steady beam?"
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Mar
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comment Does a helmet-mounted light affect the safe functionality of the helmet?
It was suggested to me that I do some testing with a "crash test dummy or some annoying siblings". If there's no preexisting info out there, I may have to find some way to test it out and see.
Mar
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asked Does a helmet-mounted light affect the safe functionality of the helmet?
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comment What kind of tail lights can I attach to the rear of my rack?
Dang - was going to post a link to my own review, but you beat me to it! That's the easiest solution for sure.