PDQ Mobile wrote:^
I agree with the above BUT this "modification" of behaviour should apply to all road users.
How about the "modification" of behaviour be aligned with the danger presented?
What do you suggest?
I suggest being visible as a cyclist or ped is a simple logical step towards modification.
And to not be modified in that way borders onto illogical.
I have acknowledged that there are unfit drivers.
I have to say that where I live the vast majority of drivers are pretty conscientious and polite to other road users.
There are fast drivers here, that is for sure, but they don't all go around intent on causing mayhem and injury.
I regularly cycle along a really dark shared path bounded by stone wall and fence. 2 meters wide
Last week there were three peds, right across the path backs to me, only seen because they were looking at a phone screen which showed glowing in the gloom!
And a fellow oncoming cyclist showing no lights at all.
Apart from he not being able to see at all well I only saw him as he swept past. I had stopped to savour the night time sounds of the estuary.
I very nearly called out "lights".
I wondered what happened when he met the peds further along.
I was too far away to hear!
LED Cycle lights, even cheap Lidl and Aldi battery ones, are really very good these days.
Can't see a problem using them - or a head torch.
Anything is a help to other road users.
And it will save your life, potentially.
What's not to like?