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Old 07-01-19, 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by njkayaker View Post
At long distance, flashing lights can be noticed at a much farther distance. When coming up from behind, the cyclist is, effectively, a stationary object. The same light not flashing wouldn't really provide any more information.

The first goal is to be conspicuous at a longer distance.

If the object is crossing, a slower blink rate makes determining speed and direction harder.
The bright flashing lights that can be seen at a distance are white, and in the front of the bike. Red lights just aren't that visible at distance. This is a question of head-to-head visibility.

The studies supporting the use of strobes on the roads really concern snow plows--there is nothing that indicates they make bike riding safer.
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