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    Flashing safety light in front

    Thinking about how to make me more visible in traffic, I thought about the flashing/stroboscopic light bicyclist are using, so I went to Wallyworld and found this bicycle light that is actually one of this new AAA flashlights with a circuit that makes it also do a flashing effect. It came with a nice mount that fitted perfectly on the turn signal base:

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    I still don't know how long do the batteries last in the strobe mode. Also, the flashlight can be taken off easy and used as a regular flashlight. Very convenient!!!

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    I'm torn. Appears to make sense from a safety point if you want to be seen.

    But I hate those &%&^%&* flashing headlights. Makes me think a cop is coming and I should pull over. Could be dangerous trying to find a place to pull over quickly, then find out it's a regular bike. Plus, if like my mom, I had epilepsy, a flashing strobe type light could send her into a seizure. Could pose a danger if she was allowed to drive, probably not that great even if she's only a passenger either.

    But, I guess they work!
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    Headlight modulators in my state are legal but any kind of accessory strobe of any color is a no-no on a motorcycle or car while in motion.

    I've got some SOLAS reflective tape on my headlight cowling and some other parts of my bike.

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    Last edited by rm_hm; 08-08-2013 at 03:06 PM.


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    Which State? I'm in Florida and will have to research the law about it, though our MC instructor uses them but only during the day light hours.

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