Get your hands on a free cycle light
Get your hands on a free cycle light

Get your hands on a free cycle light

Get your hands on a free cycle light
To help cyclists improve their visibility, we're giving away environmentally friendly wind-up secondary lights. Just send an email to [email protected]tfl.gov.uk with 'Cycle safety' in the subject, and remember to include your postal address. The first 100 people who send in an email will get a light.

so hurry a hundred goes in a blink

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Original Poster

Skip to navigation The aim of our Cycle safety campaign is to reduce the number of cyclists that are hurt on London's roads.

A passer-by asks you for directions. As you talk to him, two workmen walk between you carrying a door. In a flash the passer-by switches places with one of the workmen, and you are left giving directions to a different person. Do you think you would notice?

Researchers at Harvard University played this trick on some unsuspecting people and over 50 per cent failed to spot the change.

This phenomenon is known as "change blindness" - only a tiny fraction of all the information going into your brain enters your consciousness. People often fail to see a change in their surroundings because their attention is elsewhere.

Even stranger, if you are concentrating on something, you can become blind to other events that you would normally notice. This "inattention blindness" is possibly the reason why motorists collide with cyclists.

Just as it is important for road users to keep an eye out for cyclists, cyclists must also take steps to ensure they are seen by motorists.

Only for cyclists in the London area.

Original Poster

[FONT="Arial Black"][SIZE="3"][COLOR="YellowGreen"]I'm not in London either but i'm sure some users are[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT] :thumbsup:

Thankyou. voted hot.

just received e mail from them stating the competition is closed and the winners will be notified within 30 days.

"This competition has now ended, if you were one of the lucky ones, a torch will be sent to you in the next 30days."
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