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Cyclists Lives Petition *LINK*
Posted By: Roy Bradshaw
Date: 25 April 2008
We all know drivers either deliberately or incompetently disobey the law and the purpose of the petition is to provide cyclists with a few seconds warning that a vehicle is about to turn across their path. This could be life saving.
Imagine the situation when a lorry is slowly passing you just before a junction. At present you are unlikely to know if the lorry is about to turn left. It is also quite likely that the driver will fail to note your presence. Some drivers, even if they don't look, will indicate automatically - we can't do anything about those who will do neither - and flashing lights alongside you may give you enough time to stop and even get off your bike before the vehicle turns. For a relatively inexpensive modification I believe this could benefit cyclists and others.
I have suggested that the lights long the length of lorries etc, which are largely for decoration at the moment, should be coupled to the indicator system.
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