Originally Posted by ventport
Is that even legal? Looks like it blocks the drivers vision by quite a bit.
(Edit) See post #9 for photos of what I am commenting about.
Those do seem to be carried very high. I put bikes up front too, but I cut the bike rack main tube down sufficiently so that the tires are just maybe 6" or so above the road. In this configuration, I can just barely see the handlebars of one of the bikes above the hood line. Much less interference with vision than, say, a gps on the dash or windshield.
I think that you are right in that technically an LEO could take exception to carrying the bikes this way from the standpoint of both visibiity and headlight interference, but neither seem to be an issue in my case and as mentioned in a previous post we have never had the slightest issue in fifteen years. Had police cars in front of me and along side many many times and often wondered if one might take exception, but none ever have..... yet, anyway!