May 18, 2010 at 4:32 am #3971gitchy42Participant
Just wondering what everyone thinks about headlight modulators and brake-light modulators/flashers?May 18, 2010 at 4:35 am #26525MunchParticipant
Brakes….. good idea…. but you can save the $$ by doing that manually…. Headlights…. highly debated, chalk it up to personal preferrence.May 18, 2010 at 1:13 pm #26527JackTradeParticipant
Like Munch, I do the brake light modulation manually. I find it promotes good scanning practice, as I’m always keeping an eye on who’s behind me as I brake to a stop.May 22, 2010 at 1:17 am #26645RabParticipant
Brake lights? Get into the habit of flashing the brake lights yourself. That way, you will never find yourself on a bike which doesn’t have a tail light modulator. The auxiliary flashing light bars are a good idea though.
Headlight modulators? For lane-splitting they’re great, but from my experience of using one, I believe that they are sometimes mistaken by car drivers for a “go ahead” signal.
I removed my modulator as I felt it was a safety hazard after having a few cars pull out in front of me against all logic. I put it back in again some months later and then removed it again after another close call.
On balance, I feel safer without one.
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