If you will ride a bicycle at dusk, after dark or before dawn, you need bicycle safety lights to help avoid getting hit by a car, truck or bus. State laws typically require a white light on the front of the bicycle and red reflector type device on the back of the bike. What a bicycle rider needs to decide is if they want to merely be seen by cars or if they want to see where they are going with clarity. Here are key bicycle safety light tips:
- Include at least one white light on the front of your bike and a red reflector on the back.
- For greater safety, install a bright white light that allows you to see at least 200 feet down the road.
- Install a bright red LED light on the back, preferably an LED flashing light or LED blinking light.
- So that you do not get broadsided on your bicycle, wear bright reflective clothes.
- Wear a safety light helmet for added illumination.
- Keep a whistle in your mouth to alert driver with an audible signal that you are near