Maybe it's a midwestern thing, but hokeyspokes have not had the expected effect. When I put the (missing in action) big honking headlight on, it seemed I cast an aura and people gave me more space. If anything it's the opposite with the hokeyspokes. The idea that you can be so gaudy that people drive more erratically seems to be quite possible, even if I've only got a few nights' worth of observation. I'm thinking that on late-night commutes they aren't a bad idea, when vehicles of all sorts appear unpredictably and get more attention than they would as part of the 'rush-hour' (if a D.C. area soul can call it that without laughing out loud) stream.