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New Motorcycle Safety Device in the news...

Postby biometrics » Fri May 31, 2013 7:56 am

It automatically illuminates an attention getting series of lights mounted on the rear when you begin to decellerate even before you use your brakes...

Here are the details from Foxnews.com:

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2013/05/ ... ollisions/
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Re: New Motorcycle Safety Device in the news...

Postby Chiba » Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:25 am

That's very interesting. They're on Kickstarter raising money - I hope they make it!
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Re: New Motorcycle Safety Device in the news...

Postby henwin » Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:14 pm

biometrics wrote:It automatically illuminates an attention getting series of lights mounted on the rear when you begin to decellerate even before you use your brakes... Here are the details from Foxnews.com: http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2013/05/ ... ollisions/

While I too, hope they succeed, do we need such a device? Rear-end crashes have typically been the lowest statistical kind of multivehicle crash involving motorcycles (at least according to the Hurt Report, which at this point is probably simply no longer viable because of it's age.) I think forward facing lights--that are either modulated, or driving lights, or Skene's Photon Blasters--are much more important, and will have a much bigger impact on the safety of a rider.

I use a modulator. I can't remember the last time someone turned left in front of me at what I'd consider an unsafe distance. #-o I can however, remember the last time someone started to and stopped.

I wouldn't be without a modulated headlight. I consider it as important in it's safety aspect as ABS.
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Re: New Motorcycle Safety Device in the news...

Postby sati8d » Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:03 pm

henwin wrote:
biometrics wrote:It automatically illuminates an attention getting series of lights mounted on the rear when you begin to decellerate even before you use your brakes... Here are the details from Foxnews.com: http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2013/05/ ... ollisions/

While I too, hope they succeed, do we need such a device? .


You should ask Tina that question.
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Re: New Motorcycle Safety Device in the news...

Postby Chiba » Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:31 am

sati8d wrote:
henwin wrote:While I too, hope they succeed, do we need such a device? .

You should ask Tina that question.

Exactly what I thought.

Traffic in California, where these guys are from, is actually worse than DC.

Besides, when was a motorcycle farkle about NEED?? :lol:
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