Gene Henriksen sent us the following information on what he does to be visible while he rides. Gene wrote:
I ride with bright jerseys and with flashing lights. I also like to have a light on my helmet (and a red flashing light on the back of the helmet) when it is late afternoon/early morning.
I have found that straight-ahead lights aren’t seen from the side. If someone is backing out of a driveway or merging at an angle, I turn my head to look at them and light up the inside of their car with the helmet light. That stops them.
I also have flashers on the seat tube sides so anyone on a side street will see them as I ride by.
As the sign said in my USAF flight school building back in 1966: “See and be Seen.”
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