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    I have been riding motorbikes for many a year of varying cc and age and have always ridden with my lights on, thus giving myself the best chance of being seen by other road users and sometimes even this isn’t enough and I have still been cut up. My point is, given the number of deaths each year and every year we could all reduce or have some impact on this death rate by educating or re-educating other bikers to use their lights and be readily seen. I see many riders out and about with no reflective gear which is fine but can’t for the life of me understand why anyone would ride without lights or knowingly without having lights on, or is it a macho thing. I understand that older bikes need their lights physically switched on but surely we could get the message out and after all knowledge is power so spread the word. Stay alert - light up - save lives

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    some folk don't give a shit until it happens .Normally the same idiots that wheelie on main roads ect. anything you can do to be more visible must be a good thing .Me i think moving on the road wks better than a high vis

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    Right. I've ridden with my lights on since I started riding in Dumfries, Scotland, in about 1985. We've known for a long time that riding with lights on is safer. Grrr

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    I love the smell of patronising in the morning..

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    As I said in my original post. I see so many riders without lights on especially young scooter riders, so not wishing to be patronizing or feeling superior to them YOU or anyone else we are all bikers and should help each other but some people just don't give a @@@@
    British English: patronizing ADJECTIVE
    If someone is patronizing, they speak or behave towards you in a way that seems friendly, but which shows that they think they are superior to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mc1 View Post
    As I said in my original post. I see so many riders without lights on especially young scooter riders, so not wishing to be patronizing or feeling superior to them YOU or anyone else we are all bikers and should help each other but some people just don't give a @@@@
    British English: patronizing ADJECTIVE
    If someone is patronizing, they speak or behave towards you in a way that seems friendly, but which shows that they think they are superior to you.
    But how are you supposed to play it when you really are superior ???-------------------
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    We all have are own special attributes which makes us unique but not superior. You know more about bikes but I can change a light bulb. Knowledge is good, but sharing is far more beneficial and rewarding and if we all turned a blind eye and did nothing what a sad world it would be

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    The trouble about knowledge is that the more you know, the more you know that you know nothing.---

    However sharing that knowledge is a great idea.

    I'm a member of several car forums and a Mod on one of them.

    On one where I've been a member for over eleven years I have over 11,000 posts.

    90% of which have been to help other members to become D-I-Yers and to do their own car repairs where possible.

    Knowledge is best used when shared.---
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    Quote Originally Posted by COLVERT View Post

    Knowledge is best used when shared.---
    I'm just passing time waiting for dinner to be ready, and sipping wine too, so I'll chime in to say that I don't think 'knowing' something BECOMES knowledge UNTIL it is shared. Shared, considered, tested, challenged, used, modified, etc. Maybe even rejected! In other words, while 'knowing' can be personal, 'knowledge' is social, not personal.

    ( OK, that's enough thinking for the day... Back to the wine...)
    piling the mileage on...

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    I think you've not had nearly enough wine.

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