Why wear a helmet camera?

On Behalf of | Mar 13, 2024 | Bicycle Accidents |

As you go about your day, it’s very likely that you have been caught on CCTV cameras at least once or twice. You may even have been caught on someone else’s video recording without realizing. Technology has made it easier to record and document events in real time. 

This may sound scary, but it can actually be helpful in some cases. Cyclists are increasingly utilizing helmet cameras as a safety device. Here’s why you may want to consider using one.

They capture evidence 

Unfortunately, not all drivers behave according to the law, and cyclists often take the brunt of this. Aggression from drivers toward cyclists has been well-documented, and it can result in serious accidents. Having a helmet camera on means that the cyclists can capture any incidents from start to finish. This can prove to be valuable evidence in both criminal and  civil legal proceedings.  

They act as a preventative measure 

Another potential benefit of wearing a helmet camera is that they can act as a deterrent. Not only may drivers be discouraged from speeding and making unsafe turns, but they might cease acting aggressively if they realize they are on camera. 

They provide useful insight 

Another role of helmet cameras is that they can help with educational courses for both drivers and cyclists. For example, incidents can be shown to drivers while they are learning and before they sit their tests. Video footage can also be shown to cyclists so that they know some of the most common hazards to look out for. 

As a cyclist, the reality is that you are much more exposed to serious injuries during an accident. If you have been injured in an accident, it’s important to explore your legal options.