<<<<>>>>>> Correct, you get heard..... by all the people BEHIND you, and they already know your there. So again, how does this alert those in front of you? That's wrong. You can hear a Harley coming a mile away. Just because the exhaust gasses are BEHIND the rider doesn't mean that the sound doesnt carry forward, and to the side etc. Think about it. I'm an overweight guy on a big red pig of a bike and I'm still not always seen by the minvan moms. Imagine if I was on a cruiser?