As discussed in the previous post, more and more bicyclists are wearing head-mounted video cameras when they ride their bikes for protection. These cameras provide protection both in preventing assaults and in sorting out fault after an accident occurs. Since the cameras record what occurred in an accident, it is easier to determine who or what caused the accident.
If drivers see a cyclist wearing a camera, they may think twice before purposely knocking them down or otherwise harassing or assaulting the cyclist. Some videos of drivers purposely assaulting cyclists (including an incident in California) have made their way onto YouTube where they have been watched by hundreds of thousands of people, including the police, who have charged the identifiable assailants with crimes. As more drivers are aware of the practice of cyclists to wear video cameras, it is likely that the behavior of some could improve.
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