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Old 06-07-2013, 12:07 PM   #46
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Originally Posted by luni View Post
Do you guys ever do anything to get their attention? Honk, shout, politely knock on the window at a stop, get in the passenger seat and have a stern discussion on how their conversation is negatively effecting their situational awareness at the possible expense of your health? I'm always tempted.
I try to call people out on it whenever possible. If it's a car in the lane next to me at a stoplight and the window's down, I'll just tell them "you know, you really shouldn't text and drive...that's how people like me get killed". I'm always amazed by how many people are on the phone on the highway on my commute home. If I'm passing one and I make eye contact, I do the universal thumb-to-my-ear-pinky-to-my-mouth to imitate a phone and then "hang up" the phone.
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Old 06-07-2013, 12:53 PM   #47
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Originally Posted by BCKRider View Post
Garnering their attention:
1. Skene Design front running lights. These LEDs are I believe legal everywhere and seem to "flicker." I'm just one of many who believe they are an advantage in making my bike more conspicuous.
I also use the Skene module, but with a pair of 800 lumen LED projectors that use Cree diodes. They are VERY noticeable, even in the daytime. They don't really flicker, they just seem to. To me, it's more like a "sparkle". What they really do is strobe at a frequency almost high enough to appear always on because of the persistence of human vision. This is the same effect that makes movies appear to move when they are actually a series of still photos.
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