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    Two Tail Lights - Flashing, Steady or Both?

    I am looking for some feedback. I have two tail lights on my bike when I ride at night - one on the seat post and one on the seat stay. I have been leaving them both flashing thinking that makes me more visable. Should I leave them both flashing, have one steady, or both steady? I want to be as visable as possible. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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    One steady, one flashing. My state requires a rear red light that is steady. So my Dinotte on the rear rack is on low/med steady. Plus drivers can gauge distance and your speed better. Flashing gets more attention, so the SF on my seatbag is on flashing.
    Every time we let a vehicle pass there is a little bit of compromise. But compromise allows the city to function and allows cyclists to function in the city. The trick is not to eliminate compromise but to learn how to work safely within it.

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    Truth is, there is no real data to support any method. Anything I suggest would just be an unsupported theory. Use what is legal and then what you think works best for you.
    Flying an airplane is really very simple...Push the stick forward, the house gets big. Pull the stick back, the house gets small. Keep holding the stick back, the house gets big again.

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    I have a 4D Toplight on the rack that only burns steady, and a PB Superflash on the seat bag (or on the trunk bag if I use it) that flashes. In the winter I often hang a couple of SF's off my panniers as well...on steady. I think one light flashing is enough, the rest should burn steady.
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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