When 60 percent of all road traffic accidents involving cyclists happen after 4 pm, you need to make sure you’re well lit before taking on the road after dark. Law does require that the front and back of their bicycles have some sort of lighting, but if you’re in between cars or coming off of a sidewalk that had brush blocking the view of those on the road, someone may not see you and things could take a turn for the worse.
The best way to keep you safe is to have an item such as the Angel Bicycle Helmet on hand. This may be poking a little fun at some divine power always watching over you, but the ring of light around your head will be visible to drivers at night. Seeing as the lights in the circlet around your head are LEDs and can stay on constantly or flash, you have a higher chance of being spotted over your cycling counterparts. It’s sits at a price of about $74, but should be a part of any good bicyclists inventory.