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Bike lights on offer for safety trial

Victorians have the opportunity to score a free bike light in return for participating in a new bike safety trial.

The TAC will be leading a 12-month trial aimed at understanding how people ride and what impacts their safety. The data will be collected by a fancy bike light.

The light, developed by See.Sense, changes the way it operates when it notices changes in conditions or where you are riding. It will flash brighter and faster at roundabouts, road junctions, when you're filtering through traffic or approaching car headlights.

It can also gather data while being used, including noting abrupt accelerations or decelerations, swerving, road surface roughness, average speeds, dwell times, and common bike routes.

If the trial is successful, the data may be used to help inform future policy and infrastructure improvements.

The TAC is currently seeking expressions of interest from a diverse range of riders interested in taking part. For more info on how to apply, visit TAC's Light Insight Trial (LiT) page.

Expressions of interest will close Wednesday 21 July.

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