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Created by: HatedCyclist

Selected thread started by: BimmerMan - Total posts 5
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4 years ago Post # 1

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Flashing lights are illegal in Europe...

Why is it that these bloody flashing lights that cyclists insist on using are illegal on the continent? The should be made illegal here also!



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4 years ago Post # 2

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RE: Flashing lights are illegal in Europe...

That's an easy one to explain...
In European countries (such as The Netherlands and Denmark for example), they have a cycling-focused infrastructure. There is a lot more respect for cyclists, therefor cyclists don't have to jump through hoops to compensate for lack of safety!

I have mixed feelings about flashing front lights...
I agree they can be a bit obnoxious, but if it is wet and you are in a car, the water droplets on your side windscreens appear as hundreds of little light-refracting globules. A cyclist with a static front light can easily disappear into this myriad of little lights, especially when coupled with our visual saccade. As such, static lights less than the power of that on automobiles are very easily missed.

A flashing front light, regardless of how obnoxious people may think they are will help bridge that gap in this visual acuity.



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4 years ago Post # 3

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RE: Flashing lights are illegal in Europe...

Oh **** off!!!



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4 years ago Post # 4

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RE: Flashing lights are illegal in Europe...

BimmerMan...

You need to get over yourself!

Your's is the classic attitude that goes hand-in-hand with society's institutionalized, materialistic, self-righteous arrogant attitude. The sort also associated with the prestige motor car!



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4 years ago Post # 5

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RE: Flashing lights are illegal in Europe...

In response to the main thread...

Speeding is illegal, but I wonder how many BMW owners observe that law Mr BimmerMan!!!



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