In Austin...you just have to be seen.
The police here in Austin have been issuing tickets to riders who have those tiny, single LED lights blinking to the rear. All the police care about is if you can be seen. The riders who are using tiny lights, just can't be seen very well at a distance. The officers I have spoken with tell me the law states red must be the color of rear-facing lights....but amber is also acceptable. AGAIN...as long as you can be seen in traffic! I have seen discussion lately about a new rear light, several users are discussing the FlashBak on many sites. ( http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...light=flashbak) So, I tried one. Very different, very bright, very flexable and kind of cool. It runs on plain or rechargeable AA batteries. I've compared it at long distances to my SuperFlash and it is brighter. Google FlashBak...the discussion is out there. Does anyone else use one of these lights? Your thoughts?