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Not all of them are. Usually there's a white reflector aimed forward, yellow/orange ones aimed sideways and a red one aimed backwards. The different colors are used to make it possible to see from the reflection only which direction the bike is pointing/heading.

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They make it easier for cars on the road to spot you by reflecting the glare from their headlights back at them.

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IF you are riding at nights, it helps any one with a light to spot you. Can save you from being run over

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What is the reflector on a bike?

A reflector basically is something that causes incoming energy to bounce back in the same but opposite direction that it came from. Bicycle reflectors are fairly small plastic, flat things located on the front, back, side and sometimes on the pedals of the bicycle. The reflectors have small mirror-like surfaces that become very bright when something like the light from a car hits them, making the bicycle easier to spot.

How is a reflector helpful?

IF you are riding at nights, it helps any one with a light to spot you. Can save you from being run over

What kind of simple machine is a reflector on a bicycle?

If you want to ride after dark in a legal manner you need: - a white reflector facing front - yellow/orange reflectors facing sideways - and a red reflector facing rear Depending on location, you may also be required to use lights, usually white forward and red backwards. Reflectors on a bicycle are used to provide for rider safety. People who ride bicycles near automobiles use reflectors in a similar manner to headlights on a passenger vehicle. Different jurisdictions have differing requirements for reflectors on bicycles.

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Depends a bit on where you are, but usuall legal riding after nightfall requires: front light, white rear light, red front reflector, white rear reflector, red side reflector, yellow/orange

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