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Rear Lights, A change in the law is due(4 posts)

Rear Lights, A change in the law is dueJonthan Faro
May 9, 2001 12:52 PM
Hi
I dunno what the law is in America or whatever part of the world your in but in England it's illegal to have a flashing bike attatched to your bike. I presonaly think this is stupid as a flashing light at the rear attracts the attention better thne a little red dot on the horizon. I'm going to write to my MP and put accross my view and try and get the law changed. Do you people think this would be a good change and any British riders prepared to help by writing to there MP's. For the latter E mail me. Oh yes my e mails got XC rider in it but since sorting out my roadbike my MTB is confined to the college run

L8er

Jon Faro
any idea of the reasoning?Dog
May 9, 2001 3:19 PM
I know that are banned in (at least some) brevets - apparently they annoy following riders.

Maybe the same thing for auto drivers - they are too annoying; hmm, if they are annoyed, I'd say that's a good thing - at least they saw you, then.

Any possible other reason? Do people think we are emergency vehicles?

Doug
re: Rear Lights, A change in the law is dueLC
May 9, 2001 9:59 PM
Being a bike person myself I normaly wait until it is very safe to pass a bike when I'm driving. I did notice that while driving home late one night I followed a bike with a flasher for a while and became sort of hypnotized. Maybe it depends on the patern/rate of flashing.
re: Rear Lights, A change in the law is dueJonthan Faro
May 10, 2001 12:52 PM
Hypnotic or maybe fit inducing I'm going to write to my MP but with a general election everythings going to be up in the air so I doubt I'll get a response for a while

Jon