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Old 12-14-22, 11:07 AM
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Originally Posted by downtube42 View Post
I used to volunteer at a bike Co op, and we had a lights and helmets program funded by the local hospital. After a while i concluded giving bike lights to someone who couldn't afford them was not effective. They generally had much bigger problems; dealing with batteries, charging, and theft was not something they needed to add to their already stressed lives. They faced much bigger threats than being hit by a car.
I have experienced the same issues here in my area volunteering for a non-profit bike organization. Safety on bikes is not on top of the list for many when commuting to work. The state of the bikes themselves often explains it as well.
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camouflage bike jerseys on wooded roads. doesn't' seem to be in anyone's best interest.
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Originally Posted by blacknbluebikes View Post
camouflage bike jerseys on wooded roads. doesn't' seem to be in anyone's best interest.
Black and dark blue are very effective camouflage colours at night and against the background of black asphalt.
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Originally Posted by Daniel4 View Post
Black and dark blue are very effective camouflage colours at night and against the background of black asphalt.
People who drive at night but don't intend to use or even equip their vehicle with lights and reflectors and depend on the color of the exterior to be seen by others should never buy black or dark blue vehicles.

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My commute is within New York City, a very dense place. I doubt people here are stupider than in other places, but encountering stupid moves is very common because encountering people is very common. I've learned to roll my eyes and forget what I see quickly. If I didn't do that, I'd be irritated all day. While this may not be the solution for you, I suggest you try it.
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