One Meter Safety Space While on the Road

Introduction: One Meter Safety Space While on the Road

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Cars simply will not give you the safe space zone while you are on a bike, mope, or electric skateboard/unicycle!!! They must by law share the road...

I have came up with two safety devices to help give you the spacing needed! You are meant to hold stick/pole 90° out to your side with your left hand (Street side) or mount on bike rake...

Supplies

What you need...

(Day & Night Stick)

One meter long driveway marker $3 https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-48-in-Reflective-Rod-in-Orange-31474/304685319

Large orange safety flag $3 https://www.homedepot.com/p/HDX-18-in-Bungee-Safety-Flag-54905M/307324611

Reflective tape & Shipping tape $4 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00YE99WFW

3 m white pex pipe $3
https://www.homedepot.com/p/SharkBite-1-2-in-x-10-ft-White-PEX-Pipe-U860W10/202033036

(Night Stick)

Four reflector driveway marker $16/2 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0172UWJUO

Red LEDs

Bike bell & bike electric horn $10 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07SZB5KMD

Step 1: Day & Night Stick

This is this cheaper of the two Safety Sticks I use...

Take one driveway marker (orange or yellow) and add a Safety Flag and secure it with a strong rubber band on the end and a zip tie on the bottom of flag...

The Safety Flag comes with and will have extra bungee cord attached with a metal ring, split the metal ring and take off the cord off the flag, you will not be needing that portion at all...

Previously, I had used reflective tape and made a triflag to add extra reflective matterial to stick to be seen alot better....I used shipping tape and totally covered the reflective tape because of the nature of reflective tape would split apart...the shipping tape kept it all together, and made stronger...

The reflective tape is 15 cm long, cut into three equal 5 cm pieces and fold in half. Match up corners of two 5 cm piece's halves and mount on stick, take those third 5 cm piece and carefully put the corners of the two pieces together to make the three tab flag...
Now take good strong shipping tape and go over all of the reflective tape!
Now you are ready for the big orange flag, slip the bottom stick through the bottom of flag grommet, slide flag up pole, take the top of flag and slip the top of stick through the top grommet and secure with a rubberband. Spread the flag ends apart and secure the bottom of flag with a zip tie as tight as you can get..... You are now a proud owner of a safety flag for the road to keep cars away....

Step 2: Night Safety Stick

I like using this particular stick at night because it flashes and has all four sides reflection... and I could probably even add some white reflective tape to the pole portion...


I replaced the thin cheap fragile pipe that came with reflector, with one meter of white pex pipe and add a piece of shipping tape to the end to make a better tighter fit for reflector head. The original pipe was shorter and cracked easily...


Simply add a bike bell for pedestrians to the very end of pole, and add an electric bike horn to a for enough distance so your hand can go in-between the bell and horn (be sure to point the horn outward towards the street). Now attach the button for horn to the other side of bell and easily accessed by your thumb! So your thumb can hit the Bell or the horn if needed...

When riding on pedestrian pathways or bikepaths, I do not extend the sticks out to the side but either straight behind me or behind and up besides my back ....

Step 3: Add Extra LEDs to the Night Stick

The four reflector driveway marker is solar powered but only has one simple red LED in it, I don't think it's very bright... but this is supposed to last a good eight hours as is...

So what I did was simply unscrewed the solar panel and slipped off the 4 reflectors to access the electric board...

Now I have access to add another or more red LEDs right in parallel to the one installed or I replace the original one, because the leds I bought are a lot brighter...

By adding the extra LEDs of course you won't have as long run time on the battery installed...but that's okay because you're not using it for 8 hours you're only using it for an hour or two in the night of riding...

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