Re: [Classicrendezvous] Re: Flashing (lights)

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Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2000 11:54:45 -0400
From: Jerry Moos <>
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Re: Flashing (lights)
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I don't think 5% of US police even know what lighting is required on bikes. There are so few bike commuters in most of the US, the police hardly even notice us unless we are in an accident. If, as I hope, US bike commuting becomes more widespread, we can probably expect more active police enforcement of laws governing bicycles.


Jerry Moos wrote:
> In a message dated 10/25/0 10:26:50 AM, writes:
> >Regarding the use of steady or flashing rear lights for Randonneur riding,
> >
> >the requirement is indeed a "steady" rear light. It is my understanding
> >
> >that this is for the comfort of following cyclist's.
> The Highway Code in England strictly forbids flashing rear lights and I
> understand that France is the same. Unlike the US, where the police tolerate
> them, in England and France they don't.
> Phil Brown