Passbox safety study

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Passbox safety study

Postby Cycleops70 » Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:42 pm

I've been participating in Passbox 'research' this past week.

They attach a couple of cameras & a ultrasonic distance measuring device to you bike & monitor how close vehicles come to you.
I'll be handing my device back this weekend & they are looking for more volunteers around Perth. If you're interested, sign up here; http://passbox.org/

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Re: Passbox safety study

Postby Mububban » Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:09 pm

Cycleops70 wrote:I've been participating in Passbox 'research' this past week.

They attach a couple of cameras & a ultrasonic distance measuring device to you bike & monitor how close vehicles come to you.
I'll be handing my device back this weekend & they are looking for more volunteers around Perth. If you're interested, sign up here; http://passbox.org/


It says "no rear rack required" - do you have a pic of it on your bike? Are you on a road bike?
When you are driving your car, you are not stuck IN traffic - you ARE the traffic!!!

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Re: Passbox safety study

Postby Cycleops70 » Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:48 pm

Sure, I chose this bike because, although it had a carbon seatpost, it was round. Rather than my road bike which is shaped.
The camera on the front would normally just go on the bars, but I already had a camera of my own on there.
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Re: Passbox safety study

Postby Mububban » Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:33 pm

I reckon with big f off cameras like those, people will pass wider than normal :D
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Re: Passbox safety study

Postby Cycleops70 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:12 pm

Mububban wrote:I reckon with big f off cameras like those, people will pass wider than normal :D


They didn't.

One of them even hit me.

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Re: Passbox safety study

Postby Mububban » Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:59 pm

Bugger :( Hope you're okay. I still haven't hit the road properly since being knocked off
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Re: Passbox safety study

Postby Cycleops70 » Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:55 am

I'm fine thanks. They hit my hand (all be it, at 70kph). It stung for the rest of the day, but that's all.
Hope your back on a bike soon, & have better fortune.

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