elStado wrote:Would you drive your car home at night if it has broken lights? Of course not. Why? Because it damn dangerous for both yourself and other people. Same goes for the bike, except its more dangerous for yourself. Why anyone would put themselves at risk is beyond me.
Would you happily walk your bike home without lights? Yes? Well what about sitting on the saddle while going 5kph? Safe enough? What about 7kph? 12kph? Safety isn't black and white. If you ride slowly and stay away from other road users then you are pretty damn safe. If you are riding empty roads and pull over whenever another car approaches how is that dangerous.
elStado wrote:It's not hard to buy some cheap $5 lights online so you always have a spare pair. That's what I do.
I do that too. And I ride with quite a few lights blinking. Including this on one of my bikes.
However I don't see the world in black and white and I don't think it is a mortal sin to ride hope without lights if you are careful.
Matt72 wrote:Unless of course you use that as an excuse to commit a crime
Well just as well riding without lights at night ISN'T a crime!
I might as well include this because it is funny.