- Apr 20, 2015
I really don't think that mirrors are that necessary when riding the bike, it's just a matter of paying attention to the road and don't be wearing headphones or something like that, that could distract us.
You should try installing mirrors.Sunflogun said:Where I live actually we do have a lot of cars and they don't honk that much, but it's pretty obvious that they are coming, at least for me. I do ride by the side of the road, so they can get past me with no big effort.
thomas pendrake said:I agree about not just relying on the mirror. You always need to be aware , whether driving a bike or a car.
In most states, and by Federal law, bicycles are vehicles and belong on the road. In some cities, it is legal to use sidewalks when regular bike lanes are not provided, but that is how I got hit by a deputy sheriff (see my thread about that). Riding on the shoulder can be dangerous as you could take a spill and fall into traffic.
I can see it for people with back or neck issues, who have difficulty turning their head far enough for a good look behind them.Sunflogun said:Yeah, my first impression is that the ones that suggest mirrors don't really ride a bike because it's a non-necessity and something that it's just in the way, lol, bikes with mirrors!