I am now the proud owner of a LUMOS helmet which comes with TURN SIGNALS.
I feel very strongly about this:
I am so glad I have this, because, in my experience, the times when I most need to have my hands on the handle bars is when I’m making a turn, as things are usually very busy, and often that’s where the road has the worst road hazards to deal with! In fact, I’m of the opinion that they really should be required of anyone riding on the public highways just like they are for cars. And after some thought, especially after hearing the concerns of my significant other, it occurs to me that if all bikes had turn signals then drivers of cars would be much more likely to be aware of them and pay attention! So, although most bike riders seem to give the idea short shrift, I think they are an idea who’s time has come.
The helmet also claims to have a stop light, but it’s experimental and doesn’t seem to work very well – and significantly shortens how long the batteries last, so I don’t use it. Supposedly my tail light does that (it senses when the front wheel slows down, which has a generator in it – not everyone’s solution, I know) but I’m told it barely gets brighter so it doesn’t really do much good. Another really good idea (especially for “drafting”) but not adequately implemented yet that I know of.
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