There are times when drivers simply won’t share the road and nothing short of a protected bike lane will do the trick, but there are times where the driver of a car simply didn’t know how close he/she was to a rider. We’ve seen a few systems that light the way, by projecting a visual cue to drivers, including the LightLane and Blaze, which were both handlebar mounted light systems.
Now we’ve started to hear about the XFire Bike Lane Safety Light, which places a visual barrier on each side of the bike. The system utilizes two high-visibility red lasers that project a virtual bike lane, and these are meant to be bright enough to be seen under headlights and streetlights. It is designed to be weatherproof as well so it will help alert drivers even in foul conditions.
But as with the other light systems it still won’t stop cars from actually getting too close, so we don’t recommend riding in the middle of the road or anything, but for those cars who aren’t so sure whether they are too close this one should help light the way.