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Originally Posted by SpecialX
Look again at my signals...
If anyone tried any kind of defense stating that they couldn't see the signals, they'd be full of it...
Who said anything about not seeing it?
I see all sort of things on the road that aren't a cyclist's arm making a turn signal. If your state defines cyclist turns signals exclusively as signals made with the arms, you could have a million candlepower and not be legally signalling your turns.
It's the same sort of issue as not having legally-mandated reflectors, even if you have more than adequate lights.
Lawyer: "Did you have a red rear reflector visible at 600 feet, and reflectors on both pedals?"
Mr. Jones: "No, I had...." Lawyer, interrupting: "Thank you, Mr. Jones. Your honor, please direct the jury that Mr. Jones has admitted not having the reflectors required by law."
Do your signals comply with the law in the jurisdiction where you're using them?