Earlier this week I was at Panera Bread restaurant when I saw an older gentleman, admitted to being in his 60s, who had a bike with a curious red and white pole extending from the end of his left handlebar. After striking up a conversation he told me it helped drivers to see him and keep a recommended distance when they passed. The pole was a pipe of about 1" dia. and almost two feet long. I wish I had a picture.
My question to all here is do you think that this could aid in less car/bike accidents?
Do you think that this is something that you would travel with if it proved to save lives?
He told me he had been riding all his life and that in that time he had four major car/bike accidents, one of which gave him a bad hip.
His bike had several homemade devices: flashlight taped to the front for nighttime riding and a large basket on the back with two wheels to carry home groceries. The handlebar extension was another homemade device.
Forgive me if this is already out.
Thanks for your input.