Ross wrote:gobsec wrote:
yes, flashing versus solid beam can be a dilemma. i agree that motorists can find a flashing light difficult to assess for distance, although in my experience most motorists will hesitate as a result, which to me is a good thing. however a solid beam light can easily be missed within a background of lights, whereas a flashing light is quite distinctive.
I think it's more a case of the motorist recognises the flashing light as a cyclist and disregards it as nothing important whereas with a solid light they are unsure whether it is a bicycle or motorbike and because of this they err on the side of caution and don't pull out in front of it in case it is a motorbike.
Beginning of the week - driving home at night and needing to merge out of a slip lane, I have no idea if the light I saw was a bicycle 10M behind me or a HID in the distance. Just a bright spot of light in the dark.
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