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Old 11-05-14, 09:41 AM
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I'm surprised someone here has such a sad opinion on safety lighting/visibility aids.

Here in Singapore night-lighting is not mandatory and it's not an exaggeration to say roughly 50% of riders don't have any form of lighting on them at night. For many of the elderly and foreign workers - who arguably form a good chunk of riders - it is their only form of transport but there is literally zero effort with regard to safety.

Being surprised by a poorly-lit rider probably contributes to the negative impressions by drivers - it's not much different from angering other drivers when you drive poorly. It is probably because the country is relatively well-lit that it doesn't happen more often. Ironically the ones who do take precautions here are the younger generations and lycra-clad, imo.

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