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Old 04-05-02, 04:56 AM   #1
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Don't leave your lights at home in Summer

I left my front lights off this morning. With British Summer Time I leave in the light and get home well before dusk. It was a lovely morning, until I got to the other side of the downs when visability suddenly dropped dramatically as I ran into low lying fog. Despite having my rear lights on and wearing floro/reflective over jersey I was almost tail ended by a driver going too fast who had the cheek to tell cyclists shouldn't ride in fog... This and even thicker fog when I reached the main road meant I decide to climb up the other side of the downs and come into work above the fog rather than risking the main road without a front light.

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Old 04-05-02, 06:25 AM   #2
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I was almost tail ended by a driver going too fast who had the cheek to tell cyclists shouldn't ride in fog...
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You do realise that it's your fault he can't drive according to the conditions.

I wonder if he'd ever heard of the maxim "never drive faster than your lights"
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I keep lights and reflectors on all my bikes at all times.

Like Richard points out, you never know when you will need them.

I often check to make sure the batteries are good too. Nya nya nya:dance:
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You do realise that it's your fault he can't drive according to the conditions.
That was the impression I got in between his expletives
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Fog is not the only problem. Summer showers can limit a motorist's ability to see other vehicles and bicycles. Having your headlight(s) turned on makes you more visible to oncoming motorists and at intersections.
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