Motorcycle Driving Lights. See, Be Seen, Be Safe.™
Motolights are designed as additional lighting in conjunction with the OEM headlamp of the motorcycle. In daytime they create 2 additional distinct points of light (not unlike the ditch lights required on locomotives) to increase the conspicuity of the motorcycle to other vehicles. When group riding the leader can always easily spot the bike equipped with Motolight in their mirror when trying to pace the group. At night the lights increase lighting performance in 4 ways. They improve side lighting allowing the rider to better see potential roadside hazards. They eliminate the black spot in front of the motorcycle and also help illuminate pavement hazards. Due to their unique mounting on the fork legs they dramatically improve lighting when cornering, especially in tight corners. The OEM headlamp will light the outside of the corner (where you don’t want to go) while the Motolights light the path you are following through a corner.
Triangle of Light
The LONG (Longitudinal Oriented Normative time Gap compensation) lighting system or a triangle of light, is proposed as a method of enhancing the conspicuity of motorcycles, specifically to enhance the ability of the driver of an oncoming vehicle to judge distance and speed of a motorcycle to a degree of accuracy equivalent to an automobile.
This article will explore the concept of “Inattentional Blindness” and how it applies to passenger vehicles that turn or pull in front of motorcycles and violate their right-of-way. It will also discuss strategies we, in the police motorcycle community can use to reduce it from happening to us.
Hurt Study Report
A motorcycle accident study offers you and your students a wealth of information about accidents and how to avoid them. The Motorcycle Accident Cause Factors and Identification of Countermeasures, is a study conducted by the University of Southern California (USC). With funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, researcher Harry Hurt investigated almost every aspect of 900 motorcycle accidents in the Los Angeles area.