If you're a cyclist, like me, you know there are situations where people in cars are totally oblivious to . . . .well, to anything, really, but espcially us, on our bikes, and that can be deadly. We're always looking for new ways to make ourselves visible to motorists, but here's an even better idea -- a device that lets us sound like another car. It's the Loud Bicycle Car Horn.
Here's the blurb from their website
Cycling in traffic can be frightening and dangerous. The Loud Bicycle horn prevents accidents by alerting motorists with a familiar sound. The safety benefits of the horn give more people the confidence to travel by bike.
Drivers react to car horns before they even know where the sound is coming from. A driver that gets beeped at while backing out of a driveway for example, will immediately brake. These kinds of reflexive reactions are perfect to keep cyclists safe. Some motorists don't realize that their driving habits can be dangerous for cyclists. Drivers will learn to be more aware of cyclists after a Loud Bicycle horn is honked at them.
It actually seems like a pretty good idea. This is a Kickstarter project, which means they're trying to raise the funds to make a go of it, so you can't buy the device yet.
Read more about it, hear it in action, and maybe even kick in a few bucks to help make it happen, by clicking here.