Well no amount of plastic and light sensor stuck to to your helmet or bike will protect you in the event of an accident, but it can help you ascertain who’s fault the accident was.
If you’re a good cyclist, you will obey traffic lights, avoid riding on the side-walk and cycle with all due care and attention. Nevertheless, sometimes you just can’t avoid idiots with crap visual perception driving cars.
Cyclists aren’t as easy to spot as cars and so it’s up to us to make as big of an impact as possible. If the light is low, clouds heavy or it’s just plain dark, use lights and where possible, bright and reflective clothing. But sometimes drivers just don’t look out for cyclists.
In light of an increasing death figure of cyclists on roads across the world, cyclists are starting to wear helmet camera’s to record their cycle to work and Sunday haunt. No longer are helmet cams only good for the uber skilled ripping up the gnar. If you do come-a-cropper, cameras will provide valuable evidence to police and insurance companies alike.
While the GoPro HD is undoubtedly a winner when it comes to extreme sports quality filming, there are more subtle and more appropriate cameras on the market. The Cateye Inou is the first helmet/handlebar mounted camera that not only films your ride, but also accurately plots your location via GPS enabling you to plot exactly where your footage is shot. This could prove invaluable should any miss-haps occur. Plus, if you’re a socialite, the software enables you to send your footage straight to all the more popular social sites easily and straight forwardly.