An odd but effective safety option.
I was at our annual Bike Bash, yesterday, when I saw this guy walking around. Everyone that saw him seemed to have the same puzzled face as I did and wondered what was with the rake mounted to the back of his bike. So, I asked him.
The paraphrased answer: I live and ride in the city and got tired of drivers not obeying the 3 Foot Law and coming so close as to almost hit me with their mirror. It's no longer a problem. (I'll let you figure out why.)
You gotta love this guy's ingenuity, even if it does look weird. Originally, the rake was inline with the frame but he swung it into riding position for the photo.