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RED FLASHING LED REAR LIGHTS

Postby dharbott » Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:39 am

When riding in a group, please consider the riders behind you.

DON'T USE FLASHING LED REAR LIGHTS AS IT DAZZLES AND BLINDS THEM.
THIS IS A HAZARD.

Put them on steady mode when riding in a group.
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Re: RED FLASHING LED REAR LIGHTS

Postby carl » Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:00 am

On this subject i have heard many different stories on the law about pulsing front and rear lights.

Can anyone put the story straight as what’s legal and what’s not?

Im told as long as one is a continuous light, a supplementary light (flashing) may be used?
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Re: RED FLASHING LED REAR LIGHTS

Postby dharbott » Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:11 am

carl wrote:On this subject i have heard many different stories on the law about pulsing front and rear lights.
Can anyone put the story straight as what’s legal and what’s not?


I don't know - but I'd suspect that the law is woefully behind the technology anyway.
Think safe!

I still see lots of cyclists with inadequate lighting... There's just no excuse any more.
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Re: RED FLASHING LED REAR LIGHTS

Postby roger j wrenn » Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:15 am

Dave is talking about when riding in a close group ie club's run etc it is very distracting, blinding and for some people could be hallucinogenic to be sat behind someone with a very bright flashing rear light.So it's all about consideration for fellow riders.It's a different matter when riding solo you need to use lights to the max effect.
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Re: RED FLASHING LED REAR LIGHTS

Postby Simon Galgut » Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:22 pm

I didn't know there were different laws when riding in a close group !!

But, yes, do whatever to keep safe and not send your clubmates into hallucinogenic fits.
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Re: RED FLASHING LED REAR LIGHTS

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Re: RED FLASHING LED REAR LIGHTS

Postby thetrotter » Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:48 pm

Roger and Dave make a serious point and it's not just flashing rear lights. I find it very disorientating riding in a group in the dark with lights flashing. Can be a serious problem for some people: that's the reason they warn on TV when there is flash photography.
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Re: RED FLASHING LED REAR LIGHTS

Postby Mickoc » Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:06 pm

And just to throw my two penny worth in. Agree with all the posts.

Riding in a group with too bright back light. Not good.

Just as bad is people who ride in a group in winter with out complete mudguards and flap.

Raceblades do not cut the mustard. Consider your fellow riders.

What I am really saying is that the two above items cause a group to ride out of line ie not following wheels because the back light is too bright or you get covered in s***

Group rides in the winter are all about riding safely.

Nuff said. :roll:
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