Wednesday, 9 May 2012
City cyclists who battle to get themselves noticed on the roads can now buy the ultimate deterrent against inattentive drivers; a bicycle equipped with a horn that is louder than a Concorde. At close quarters the Hornster bicycle emits 178 decibels; a level of sound so powerful that if used in anger it could deafen any motorist who veered too close.
The Hornster bicycle was developed by the Environmental Transport Association to highlight the dangers that cyclists face on city roads. The triple air horn fitted to the bicycle is an Airchime KH3A from an American locomotive, which has been adapted to run off a scuba diving cylinder.