Mirror and indicator on TV now.

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Mike Sales
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Mirror and indicator on TV now.

Postby Mike Sales » 14 Aug 2019, 6:34pm

BBC 2, The Customer is Always Right. on now, 14.8.19 6:30 pm.

Testing new gadget to make cyclists safe!

Mike Sales
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Re: Mirror and indicator on TV now.

Postby Mike Sales » 14 Aug 2019, 6:46pm

Mike Sales wrote:BBC 2, The Customer is Always Right. on now, 14.8.19 6:30 pm.

Testing new gadget to make cyclists safe!


Predictably useless. Wrist mounted mirror with magnetic switched orange flasher. £39.95.

LittleGreyCat
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Re: Mirror and indicator on TV now.

Postby LittleGreyCat » 15 Aug 2019, 3:13pm

In the '60s I had battery powered flashing orange indicators on my bike.
Tell that to the kids of today..........

fastpedaller
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Re: Mirror and indicator on TV now.

Postby fastpedaller » 15 Aug 2019, 7:26pm

Crikey - If they ain't looking they won't see you!
Today, driving my big red van, I indicated (in good time I add) RIGHT to pull into a customer's drive, and in my rear view mirror saw a car approaching which was about to overtake me 30 mph road, my speed 20 and decreasing. As there was nothing approaching I slower further, pulled more across the road and wound down the window and stuck my hand out! He eventually decided his overtaking manouver wasn't on. Makes you wonder what goes through some 'drivers' minds. When stopped I checked my indicators and they were indeed working.

JohnW
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Re: Mirror and indicator on TV now.

Postby JohnW » 15 Aug 2019, 7:31pm

fastpedaller wrote:Crikey - If they ain't looking they won't see you!
Today, driving my big red van, I indicated (in good time I add) RIGHT to pull into a customer's drive, and in my rear view mirror saw a car approaching which was about to overtake me 30 mph road, my speed 20 and decreasing. As there was nothing approaching I slower further, pulled more across the road and wound down the window and stuck my hand out! He eventually decided his overtaking manouver wasn't on. Makes you wonder what goes through some 'drivers' minds. When stopped I checked my indicators and they were indeed working.


Probably nothing going-on in his mind - if indeed he has one.
It's down to the individual, and thank goodness they're not all like that.
They do the same to cyclists.

fastpedaller
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Re: Mirror and indicator on TV now.

Postby fastpedaller » 16 Aug 2019, 10:30am

JohnW wrote:
fastpedaller wrote:Crikey - If they ain't looking they won't see you!
Today, driving my big red van, I indicated (in good time I add) RIGHT to pull into a customer's drive, and in my rear view mirror saw a car approaching which was about to overtake me 30 mph road, my speed 20 and decreasing. As there was nothing approaching I slower further, pulled more across the road and wound down the window and stuck my hand out! He eventually decided his overtaking manouver wasn't on. Makes you wonder what goes through some 'drivers' minds. When stopped I checked my indicators and they were indeed working.


Probably nothing going-on in his mind - if indeed he has one.
It's down to the individual, and thank goodness they're not all like that.
They do the same to cyclists.


Nah - they do worse!