Mass. bike cops get new technology

New gloves have a blinking red light on the palm and a green signal on the back


By Laurel J. Sweet
The Boston Herald

PLYMOUTH, Mass. — A Plymouth company soon could have police eating out of its hand with its new, flashing stop-and-go traffic safety gloves.

Officers began testing Brite-Strike Technologies' personal-protection device at Fourth of July crowds this weekend. The gloves feature wafer-thin, flexible LED light strips that blink a red stop sign on the palm and green go signals on the back, at the push of a button.

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