The Add-On Blinkers Enhance Cyclist Safety and Make Your Bike Look Cool at Night

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"Blinkers" is an unimaginative and a rather inexpressive choice for marketing a product that looks nice and integrates nifty features, but we can hope this project will take off. Like you're probably expecting, we're talking about another Kickstarter project aimed at enhancing the safety of bicycle riders.
Accidents involving urban cyclists are often caused by motorists who collide with them because drivers are not always aware enough of where the bikes are heading. Some people are not that good at coordinating their movements when riding, and for many, taking one hand from the handlebars represents a real hazard.

Likewise, doing shoulder checks causes many riders to slightly drift away from their trajectory, potentially into the way of other vehicles, and here's where Blinkers come in handy.

Cyclists no longer have to take their hands off the bars, thanks to a small remote control that can be effortlessly installed within the reach of their thumbs. The remote control allows riders to operate the turn signals easily and safely, regardless of whether they have only the tail lights or both rear and front ones.

The LED modules light up in such a way that they also dynamically indicate in which direction the bike will go, helping motorists manage traffic situations better. One of the cool features of Blinkers is that they also come with a brake light that warns the other road users that the cyclist is slowing down.

Also, Blinkers have an onboard laser in the rear unit, projecting a virtual cycling lane on the road and delimitating the safety perimeter the motorists should not invade. Installing Blinkers on your bicycle is easy thanks to the universal clip-on holder and magnetic attachment that keeps the light module in place, while being also easy to unmount and stow away in your backpack when needed.

The first early-bird Blinkers are gone, but the campaign carries on and has already raised a third of the needed funds. Rear Blinkers can be bought for €59 ($66), while a full rear and front set will run you €89 ($100), and yes, they also work with electric bikes and pedelecs.

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