Chance asked in SportsCycling · 1 decade ago

why are bikes lights so important?

i just got a ticket for having no lights on my bike!

whats so important about lights being on your bike anyways

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  • LaAn
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    Ever bike at night? You'll soon find out.

    They're for safety. You're easily seen by vehicles.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    it is important because it is a safety hazard. it is just like getting a ticket for not having your car lights turned on. the lights are for both you and the people around you whether they are walking, biking, or driving. the lights are to prevent you from getting hit or killed and they allow drivers to be alert of their surroundings.

  • 1 decade ago

    it's not that it's important, but it's a safety hazard for when other cars are coming, because it is hard to see you in the dark. so therefore, that's probably why you got a ticket, so that you don't get hit by a vehicle. hope this helped.

  • 1 decade ago

    especially biking at night on country roads, cars are doing about 80km+ and your doing maybe 40km+ depending on the bike. your on the same lane or road and you have no lights..... you do the math. you wont last long

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    if your biking in the dark people cant see you and they run you over. you could die so put lights or reflector lights on your bike

    Source(s): uncle matt
  • 1 decade ago

    Other then most if not all state laws require them, bicyclists are not hood ornaments and the lights help prevent that from happening.

  • 1 decade ago

    The same reason they're needed on cars and motorcycles...

  • 1 decade ago

    well was it at night or what

    cause if it was it could of been because if you dont have them on a car can crash into you

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Where do you live?

  • 1 decade ago

    so cars can see you at night and not run you over

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