All bicyclists get cut off by drivers or pedestrians at times. It’s one of the biggest dangers we face on the road every time we ride.
Now a British company appears to be getting ready to sell something called the Bike Butterfly, aimed at helping all of us!
Yes, the Bike Butterfly!
Check the video here. (You won’t regret it. Be sure to watch until the end and see it in action!)
It looks like something the guys on Monty Python would create, but one thing is for sure — if you have to stop quickly while riding, it will get you attention. And you can be sure the driver or pedestrian will REMEMBER to look next time, so as crazy as it appears to be, it might save lives.
It’s a funny contraption, yes, but there is nothing funny about getting cut off or being invisible when we are on the road. I’m serious about that, and I hope the Bike Butterfly gets us all thinking about ways to make ourselves more visible on the road.
I am willing to try almost anything to be more visible to drivers and pedestrians — perhaps even a Bike Butterfly.
What about my fellow bicyclists in Elmira, Corning and the Twin Tiers?
Please add your comments below.
Have you come up with your own unique way of getting the attention of distracted drivers and pedestrians?
Please share with us!
Please be safe out there!
Thanks for reading.
James B. Reed
Ziff Law Firm, LLP
Toll-Free: 800-ZIFFLAW (943-3529)