Laser Bike Light Creates Your Own Tron-Like Virtual Lane

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The best way to stay safe while biking is to stay visible to those you share the road with. And while concepts for laser-based systems that create a highly visible virtual lane around your bike have existed for years and years, they're finally real (and cheap!) now.

A Korean company called Slancio makes this rear safety light that includes a requisite set of flashing red LEDs, but also a pair of lasers that produce a thin set of lines on the road on either side of your bike. Not only do they add to your visibility at night, they also create a safe space around your bicycle that most drivers and other riders will subconsciously stay clear of. It's a brilliant idea that's made all the more amazing with a $20 price tag that makes these a no-brainer upgrade for your ride.

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quantumstranger
QuantumStranger

Cyclists are all over the windy, two-lane roads here in North Atlanta. Cars back up behind them for hundreds of feet because they refuse to:

1. Ride on the damn sidewalk that's five feet from where they're riding on the pavement.

2. Choose their bike route to avoid becoming a speed bump to a redneck in his F-150.

3. Acknowledge that cars exist on the road with them, and hence they might want to give up a little road space on their left.

4. Ride on the damn sidewalk. Did I mention that before? Did I mention that the sidewalk is otherwise empty?

5. Ride on the dozens of miles long bike trails that are woven through the city.