This is a subject I can honestly say … BEEN THERE, DONE THAT! Yep, awhile back I was riding daily with extremely poor vision. It was downright dangerous and I had some close calls. I was usually riding by myself so I didn’t have anyone around to help me stay safe. I had some harrowing experiences. I am glad to say that I survived all of them and am here to talk about it. But rather than talk about my personal experiences I would rather talk about the solution two friends have come up with. One of them is legally blind and it would be very dangerous for her to ride entirely on her own. Her friend who she rides with leads the way. On the rear of her trike she has two extremely bright flashing taillights which are large in diameter and sort of a purplish pink color. The legally blind gal can follow behind her and is able to see these lights and follow her. They also employ two way radio communication which enables the lead trike to inform the other trike of any information needed to keep her safe and help her know what she needs to do or expect.
The bright taillights flash very rapidly and can be seen from a very far distance away. Whenever I see them from afar off I always know it is them as nobody else has taillights like those.
The lead trike can communicate such things as: slowing down, stopping, turning left or turning right … whatever is pertinent so that the other trike can take such action as and when needed.
I have known these two gals for several years now and we have often conversed together and sometimes ridden together. I think it is great that they have come up with this system that works so well for them. It enables the legally blind person to …
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BTW, now I am totally blind in one eye but can see fairly well out of my other eye. So it is much safer for me now than it was some time back. I am enjoying daily rides feeling fairly safe out there.