Power To The Pedal

Competition Details

turn signals

by Tim Beavis
Co-authors: none


a flexible horizontal bar mounted on the seat post, extending far enough to be visible from front and rear terminating in a motorbike style flashing turn signal, controlled from a switch mounted on the handle bars using ultra-bright LEDs as the light sources. This gives other road users a clear indication of a cyclists intention to turn, without the need for the cyclist to remove a hand from the handle bars. also the width of the indicators are intended to force other road users to give the cyclist adequate space on the road. The indicators must be strong enough to not break if impacting with a car or other obstruction and soft enough to not cause damage to anything they may impact with.