Do you think riding at night or day is safer?

Is it safer to ride at night, or day

Poll ended at Tue May 13, 2008 9:11 pm

Day, because more sunlight.
18
62%
Night, other drivers can see you Better
6
21%
I could care less, both are dangerous. oh, and i'm chuck norris, so i'm invincible
5
17%
 
Total votes: 29

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#21 Unread post by SBK15 » Mon Jun 29, 2009 2:10 am

Grey Thumper wrote:When leaning into a curve, the beam of your headlight points away from the curve, which can be pretty freaky if the road is poorly lit.
My DR did that, but i think it's headlight was focused a little too high
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#22 Unread post by fong47 » Wed Jul 15, 2009 1:23 pm

I prefer driving during the days because my eyes are not that good.

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#23 Unread post by ofblong » Wed Jul 15, 2009 2:31 pm

fong we are asking about riding yer bike not driving your car (no you dont drive a bike you RIDE a bike).

Anywho I have now been on day shift for 3 months now and to be honest I feel much safer worrying about a deer running across the road at night than I do riding in the day. No one drives the speed limit everyone drives under the speed limit cept the rare few like me that like to do 5-10 over. Then they ALL wait till the last second to pull out in front of you. I have had to miss sssssooooo many more people during the day than I ever did in the last 3 years riding at night.
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#24 Unread post by green meenie » Sat Aug 08, 2009 4:16 pm

Was wondering the same thing recently - Day or Night :humm:

Pretty much all the accidents I've heard about around here this year have been daytime. Now; is that cuz there's more bikes & cars around during daylight hours - don't know but, it's like 90% daylight hour accidents for motorcycles around here - and there's been a lot of them this year. 4 riders killed in less than a week two weeks ago. Of those probably 75 - 80% are cars turning left not seeing bikes coming.

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#25 Unread post by fong47 » Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:21 pm

I think daytime is definitely safer. Also, wear light color clothing so you can be spotted easily.. Just my $0.02

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