Old 07-07-20, 12:01 PM
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Thanks for all the input!! This is very helpful.

Glad I struck a nerve with the strobe setting on daytime running lights.

It still seems like without the strobe setting, this is a cheap way to save some lives.

I'm of two minds on the strobe setting: I get blinded regularly in NYC after dark by strobes, and call people out regularly on strobes that are too bright.

But I have never had this issue in the daytime after a decade of city riding (but maybe 100-500 incidents at night with too-bright strobes).

It would be fun to collect data on this to see the rate of accidents and how reliably it goes down with daytime running lights!

Originally Posted by bobwysiwyg View Post
Why is it necessary to convince anyone one way or the other?
It seems like the ethical thing to do? If there's a 1/1000 chance you save someone's life for a couple of bucks because you convinced them to use DRL one time, why not take it? Everyone's threshold is different (e.g. if you see someone about to jump off a bridge, there might be a 99% chance they die unless you talk... do you talk? This is the same but on a different scale...)

Originally Posted by Iride01 View Post
Well the OP is MIA.
My bad! (I hit the post limit for 24 hours -- should be back on now
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