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Headlight modulators: Bringing more visibility to motorcyclists

On Behalf of | Aug 4, 2017 | Firm News, Motorcycle Accidents |

When it comes to safety on a motorcycle, visibility is key. When more of your fellow motorists can see you, and notice you at further distances away, there is a better chance that they will be able to avoid getting into an accident with you. One device that can improve your visibility exponentially on a motorcycle is a headlamp modulator.

Not all motorcycles are equipped with “headlight modulators” but these safety devices can save lives by bringing more visibility to motorcyclists. Modulating headlamps are easily installed on any bike and they’re definitely worth the investment.

Have you ever noticed a motorcyclist whose headlight seemed to be glimmering, going rapidly from full intensity to a lower intensity? The light may have seemed like it was fluctuating, strobing or as if something was wrong with it. In fact, there was nothing wrong with the light. The motorcyclist had a headlamp modulator installed — and if you noticed the glimmering light, it was doing its job to bring more attention to the biker.

Although headlight modulators bring more attention to bikers, some people don’t agree with them. Opponents say that they’re a distraction and could actually cause accidents by taking a driver’s eyes away from something more important that he or she would otherwise be paying attention to. In spite of the opponents, headlight modulators are legal throughout the United States. Brake-light modulators can also be purchased for similar visibility enhancements in the rearward direction.

If you or a loved one suffered a serious injury on a motorcycle because a vehicle driver didn’t see you, the vehicle driver could be at fault and financially liable for the accident