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Originally Posted by The Fixer
Here's Ohio's law (O.R.C. 4511.56(A)(3)):
(A) Every bicycle when in use at the times specified in section 4513.03 of the Revised Code, shall be equipped with the following: Notice the brilliant draftmanship: Every bicycle . . . shall be equipped with . . . [a] lamp . . . shall be used. . . ."
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(3) A lamp emitting a red light visible from a distance of five hundred feet to the rear shall be used in addition to the red reflector. . . .
There's no mention of whether flashing lights are OK. But the language saying a cycle must be "equiped" with a red light could be taken to mean that the light has to be attached to the bike. The shall-be-used language could mean that a helmet light would be OK, but the statute is such a mess I don't think I'd want to count on it. Plus, if you turn your head, the light might not be visable 500' to the rear.
I'll stick with my plan--one on the helmet. One on the bike. Both blinking.