Bicycle Crash Protection
This article on the New York Times site details the value of riding with a camera mounted to your helmet or bike. It references the widely viewed video we referenced here, where two cyclists were sideswiped and their camera allowed the police to capture the driver (still being investigated).
More of these incidents are coming to light and it’s a good thing, for the technology is both cheaper and more accessible, and we all know cyclists are some of the most vulnerable and harassed road users, so the protection is necessary. GoPro seems to be the preferred option for video cameras at this point, but I wonder if handlebar mounted or even INTEGRATED cameras will become more commonplace. Of course, be careful, because the footage can be used against you for traffic violations we commit on any given ride. For now though, this is another example of “Little Brother” watching them back.