If you like riding your bike then you know it’s hard to ride without the best accessories.  Especially when you know a lot of the best accessories out there are for safety as well.
The one bike accessory that you will always need to wear and own is the bike helmet. A lot of states have made riding without one illegal. So you should wear one anyways to be on the safe side.
Also when you are taking a little bike trip on the road you need to be motorist friendly.  Even though a lot of drivers are good ones there are bad and you are also on a bike. Accidents happen and you can’t stop them …