Cycling has been a popular pastime for many years. In fact, many cyclists are going beyond this and using their bikes as a means to commute to work.
While this is rewarding in terms of fitness and health, as well as protecting the environment, it does not come without risks. Cyclists are not afforded anywhere the same level of physical protection as drivers.
As a result, cyclists need to think about innovative ways to protect themselves. One such method is to utilize camera technology. Outlined below are some key reasons why you should consider wearing a camera as a cyclist.
Capturing poor behavior
Some road users don’t take kindly to sharing the road with cyclists. They see them as an obstacle, rather than another mode of transport that has every right to use the road safely. Road rage incidents between drivers and cyclists are common, and it is often the cyclist who comes off worse. Wearing a camera will allow you to capture every incident, which makes it easier for you to report illegal activity to the relevant authorities. It could also help you in court should you opt to pursue a civil claim for any injuries.
In a personal injury claim, it’s important to establish fault. In some situations, it becomes a case of one person’s word against the other’s which makes fault a lot trickier to establish. If you have a camera attached to your bike or equipment, it can provide a fuller account of the incident. You can show that you obeyed the law by staying in the cycle lane or not running a red light or stop sign. If your camera catches a driver breaking the law, then you essentially have them bound to rights.
Protecting yourself is pivotal as a cyclist and a camera can help you do this. If you’ve been injured by a reckless driver, be sure to assess your legal options in terms of pursuing compensation for your suffering.