What equipment must a bicycle have when used at night?
If you have to ride at night, wear something that makes you more easily seen by others. Make sure you have reflectors on the front and rear of your bicycle (white lights on the front and red rear reflectors are required by law in many States), in addition to reflectors on your tires, so others can see you.
What lights do you need on a bike at night?
What Types of Lighting Does the Law Require? For night riding, most states require a white front light with a beam that can extend at least 500 feet ahead and a rear red reflector when riding at night or in low-visibility conditions.
What safety equipment is required on a bicycle?
1. A lamp emitting a white light which illuminates the highway and is visible from a distance of 300 feet to the front and the sides of the bicycle. 2. A red reflector mounted on the rear of the bicycle and visible from 500 feet to the rear of the bicycle.
Can you ride a bike at night without lights?
The short answer: Yes. In all the states in America (and really, in many countries internationally), bikes must be equipped with both lights and reflectors in order to be legal to ride.
How can I make my bike visible at night?
White front reflectors and spoke reflectors will also help you to be seen. Flashing lights are permitted, but it is recommended that cyclists who are riding in areas without street lighting use a steady front lamp.
Is listening to music bad for cycling?
Listening to music while you cycle is legal, however, it may not be very safe to do so. Listening to music may distract you from what is going on around you and may prevent you from being able to hear the approach of other vehicles.
What should I look for in a bike light?
Look for lights with a broad beam angle to enhance your visibility at all angles, with plenty of light settings (over five) including a pulse or flash mode. The benefit of these lights is they will be lightweight and have good run times because the brightness isn’t overly high.