Tech Question: Should cyclists be using daytime running lights?

We shed some light on a trend that has made its way from Volvos to velos, is backed up by accident data and now has a pro cyclist-led campaign behind it

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Earlier this year we reported on the launch of a new campaign to encourage cyclists to use daytime running lights – Be Bright Wear A Light. 

The initiative, backed by riders including two-time Tour de France winner Tadej Pogačar and former world champion Elisa Balsamo, was created by Cofidis rider Rachel Neylan, who told CW that she felt a “real compulsion” to do something about cycling safety after a spate of high-profile incidents. Italian veteran Classics star Davide Rebellin was killed by a lorry in November 2022. Then in February 2023 Spanish neo-pro Estela Domínguez died after being hit during a training ride. 

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