The NC Legislature has been polishing the bicycle light statute. Reflectors will no longer be enough on the rear. Now a light (no color specified) visible from 300 feet from the front will be required and a red lamp visible from 200 feet under "normal atmospheric conditions" will be de riguer during "the period from sunset to sunrise on a street, highway, or public vehicular area."
This has passed the State Senate, assuming it makes it through the House and across the Governor's desk it goes into effect on 1 Dec 2009.
My only question is: What is a "public vehicular area"?
On Yer Bike!