After crossing a couple of ” invisible ” bikers in the last few days, I decided to blog about it. The reason I am doing is, is that it hopefully make more people aware of their problem (the biker’s problem that is imo) and perhaps resolve it.
What happened? Well, I almost drove over a few bikers in the last few days. Monday I drove an alternative route towards home, crossing some narrow ways, only suited for two bikerlanes and one driveway (small road). Normally this is just fine and when bikers have their lights enabled they are visible and nothing happends. Now in one of the last corners near the “Schaapherdersweg” the car in front of me suddenly went a bit more the left then usual and I instantly pulled the big light handle.
What I saw was rather amazing. There were two bikers driving there, next to eachother, wearing black clothes and stuff, not driving with the lights enabled etc. They were just invisible and not to be seen on this road (no additional lighting from poles, there were none there!), it’s luckily that I saw them otherwise bad things might have happened. Ofcourse I need to pay attention all the time and I never ever hit a bike (and I dont intend to do this); but please you bikers out there, enable some more lights! I am sure that every car driver does not want to smash into a bike where visibility can be easily prevented / corrected. Also it’s against the law to drive without lights in the dark, and it’s against common sense.
BIKERS: Enable lights in the dark; wear reflective clothes!
DRIVERS: Please keep paying attention to these bikers, we dont want to harm them!