Rear Bike Lights to Enhance Safety While Cycling

December 13, 2014 by Sarah Longfellow

rear bike lightsRear Bike Lights for Fun and Safety

Cycling is an enduring and exhilarating hobby that can be enjoyed in a number of ways, and providing you have the correct safety accessories including front and rear bike lights, it can be a safe one too. In order for you to enjoy your rides and continue to ride, you need to make sure you invest in items such as suitable cycle clothing, a good front and rear light for night riding and accessories for your bike such as saddles. The most common injuries that can occur when cycling are head injuries, so it is vital that a helmet is worn at all times for ultimate protection. Cycling cannot always be enjoyed during daylight because of working hours or other commitments, so many take to the roads at night. Night riding can be very exciting, but it is essential to be visible with not only front lights but rear bike lights too. You won’t always be riding on to oncoming traffic so a rear light will let people know behind you that you are there.

Communicating with Drivers

rear bike lightsThe use of a bike light, front and rear, will allow you to see further and view your route clearly, and it will also allow communication with other drivers and yourself that you are visible. Rear bike lights allow you to communicate effectively with drivers coming up from behind you. This is the same with a front light; oncoming traffic can be prepared to move over if needs be to get around you. When cycling, make sure you ride with confidence. Your light will communicate that you are there, but you will also need to do some of the work. Always signal to drivers before stopping, starting and turning and also remember to ride at least a meter away from the kerb. Don’t let drivers bully you, be confident and make wise decisions. It can also be good etiquette to show your appreciation for any courtesy that is offered to you by drivers. This will avoid any unnecessary road rage!

Rear Bike Lights Keeping the Roads Safe for Everyone

When you invest in a front and rear light, you are making the roads safe and harmonious places for everyone. For your personal safety, buy the right equipment, clothing and rear bike lights and you’ll be well on your way to a safe journey. For the safety of everyone else, make sure your lights are always fully charged and you wear your reflective clothing if cycling at night. Also make sure you communicate with drivers so they are fully aware what you intend to do.