I only had Skeeter for a few weeks when our youngest grandchild pointed out that I didn't have a helmet* 😳. A year later when I acquired my trike, I also needed the helmet for that. This Christmas, Earl found a new helmet on the web (of course), a product of a 'Kickstarter' project. He felt this might enhance my safety when venturing out and would make a good gift. I didn't really need a new helmet, but this was so cool (and high tech **).
With flashing LED lights, it's visible from a long distance—actually, any distance. I may look ridiculous, but that ship sailed long ago ***. It really looks and weighs about the same as any bike helmet.
I have long wanted a way of turn signalling that didn't involve hands (not many people even remember what car hand signals are. Neither did I want to be confused with someone having a seizure or needing assistance.) The helmet comes with an indicator that mounts on Skeeter's handle bars. 👏
I should get something for advertising. Just in the last week, Skeeter and I have been stopped by people who saw me coming a mile off and wanted to buy a helmet for their spouse/child/mother... Most of the promotional pictures are of bike riders. I wonder if the Lumos Helmet company ever thought of pursuing the demographic of people with disabilities.
The lesson: If a driver still can’t see me with the new helmet, they are either blind, having a heart attack or trying to hit me.😱
Maybe I could get a discount code from the company.
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