Whats the point of lights in bright sunshine?
I came close to hitting a guy on a bike, in a 50 zone the other day. Very, very contrasty light, lots of areas of shadow and blinding light, twisty road - the kind of conditions which have more than once made me pack in a ride and go home.
I was driving according to the conditions but at the end of the day, you've got to make progress.
Saw the guy in a deep pool of shadow, at the very last moment and stamped on the brakes. Waited a moment until it was safe to overtake. If I'd been doing the recommended 50mph, I would have been lucky not to hit him. If he'd had a flashing rear light, I'd have seen him earlier.
I understand this ^^^ is dangerous talk round these parts and it's the responsibility of the driver to be very aware of vulnerable road users, but if there's anything I can do to make myself safer on a bike, I'll do it. And that does include assessing light conditions and going home where necessary.
EDIT - no clue what he was wearing...