Here you go Dave, I've an installment for you, All of course in good humor....
(last sentence especially for you).
Easy answers for you, it came with a siren and additional lighting already being a work provided bike, my personal bike at the time and indeed since has both additional lighting and greater noise than standard.
You do get my agreement 5 am is a time, although I'm presuming you know how to ride conservatively when traffic and time dictate to minimize disruption as at those times traffic is also a great deal lighter (cant say I know much about Wakefield traffic though).
I didn't at anytime say I relied on any "one" thing, nor would I, but if I can enhance any aspect for the environment I ride in, I do and will.
As to my experience "enough Blues &Two's runs". I wasn't aware there was a "enough" achievement, unlike most it was never an enjoyable aspect to me, the line between comfortable and making progress , more a necessary one.
Hypothetically (which I presume you're talking about), If everyone did adopt my point of view, it might drowned out their phones, stop them listening to music or even paying more attention to the road, then perhaps I wouldn't need to stand out as much on the road.
digging a hole?, in a perfect world we'd all be safe, I'll keep doing those things I see as effective at keeping me this way, as you may or may not know I recently got a new Versys Mk3 and apart from the very soft suspension it's a real pleasure to ride, however I chose to buy a centre stand as apposed to spend the money on an aftermarket exhaust system, a couple of weeks riding it around and threw London has convinced me I was wrong, before it gets any more real use; it'll be modified or replaced, I've never used my horn (upgraded by the way) so much in the last couple of weeks just to make drivers aware of my presence.
Oh and just to make it complete, Ambulance bike paramedic, frontline service 12 yrs,Advanced Driver and Motorcyclist qualified,apart from that, 9 babies delivered, too numerous CPR recoveries performed, 6yrs military service, rescued a dog once, returned a wallet (does that add points