Many bicycle vs. motor vehicle collisions involve drivers who "look but don't see" bicyclists.
About 3/4 of bicycle vs. motor vehicle collisions occur at intersections. [Watchel and Lewiston, 1994; Wang and Nihan, 2004]. Most collisions occur between 7–8 a.m. in the morning and between 4–5 p.m. in the afternoon. A study of bicycle and passenger car collisions. Irene Isaksson-Hellman 2012. Almost 90% of all collisions occur in urban areas and only 4% in rural areas. Irene Isaksson-Hellman 2012. Kim et al. (2007) found that inclement weather and darkness without streetlights significantly increase the probability of fatal injury. Bíl et al. (2010) pointed on that in terms of time of the day and visibility, the most fatal are consequences of crashes that occur at night in places without streetlight.
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The second product is another laser but this one projects a bike lane alongside and behind the biker. The Slancio Bike Laser Beam rear light ($35.99) creates a red bike lane around and behind the bike rider. If several bikers ride single file with the lights, there is a continuous red bike lane around the group.
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Whatever you choose to use on your bike, keep in mind that sometimes a distracted driver will not see you no matter what. If hit by a distracted driver, contact a fellow bicyclist for advice on what to do to make sure you do not get taken advantage of. Bicycle Injury Attorney Clayton Griessmeyer has experience representing bikers from traffic tickets to permanent brain injury.