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The flashing light for the rear of a bicycle (your report, 13 December) is an excellent idea, but why do so many cyclists wear dark clothing?

Is “hi-vis” clothing much more expensive than black? If one’s life is at stake, surely it is vital to be seen instantly by a motorist?

At this time of the year with half light both in the morning and evening it makes being highly visible even more essential.

Another small comment, the motorist would have to be quite close to see the number on the light and would perhaps accelerate so as to read it.

Alan Hay

Main Road

North Queensferry