|Just some of my bike lights that I use every morning|
On one of the roads that cross the main street and taxi was coming towards me to turn on to the main road. Even though I have 3 front lights, 2 on the back, and I am wearing a light blue jacket, he didn't seem me, and nearly hit me! Thank goodness he didn't. It turns out I know who he was and knew who I was. He turned up on to the main street and apologized and was glad that he didn't hit me.
It makes me wonder what I could do to make things safer... I thought all day at work of putting my Scotchlite reflective tape all over the bike and spokes, or maybe wearing my reflective vest. But I do have an adbundance of lights on my bikes, so I don't know. I've seen people who've put more lights on their bike when touring, and putting scotchlite tape on their spokes, pedals, fenders, etc.. But is that overkill, and will it help prevent accidents from happening? Or should I just keep on taking the risk that I will get hit one day? At least I am using lights and wear a helmet. I see so many around wearing dark cloths, with no lights on their bike!
It seems incidents like this happen more these days. Just last week someone ran the 4-way stop, but I was smart to not go too far out in the intersection as I was suspicious of her intentions. I'm sure I'm not the only one having things like this happen to them once in a while...