They’ve become increasingly common over the last few years, but a few incidents in the last week have attracted some renewed interest in people using compact video cameras to record their bicycle trips.
Needless to say, they won’t save you any injuries if you do end up having a collision, but they can be invaluable when it comes to identifying a driver, recovering costs for damage or injuries, or ensuring that charges are filed, particularly when (as all too often) it comes down to a ‘he said, she said’ situation, or unsupportive police. They could well also act as an effective deterrent to unsafe or threatening behaviour on the roads.
Do you use a video camera when on your bike?
- Yes, it's an effective way to protect myself and others (12%, 6 Votes)
- Yes, but more for interest or fun than safety (10%, 5 Votes)
- No, but I'm thinking about it (71%, 36 Votes)
- No, it's a bit over the top (7%, 4 Votes)
Total Voters: 51
Have you ever had to use footage from a video camera (and did you have any success)? Which brands or models are most suited for use on a bicycle? Let us know in the comments below.