Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Light Up! Cyclist visibility

So dark and so cold! When riding after dark or in poor light, it is the law to have a white light on the front and a red light on the back of your bike that are visible for 200m. The fine for non-compliance is $149. A good pair of lights costs $75.
Bicycle Victoria say that flashing lights are more visible than steady lights. They recommend that if you run a steady light, add one or more flashing lights to help others see you. Riders are most effectively seen when they have lights at handlebar height for front and rear lights. For more information about good quality lights that shone in the rigorous BV test, click here.

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