Is the bike-cam the way of the future?
Check the Record website as writer Terry Pender talks about Kareem Shehata, who has posted a number of videos on YouTube about his cycling experiences in Waterloo Region.
He has a growing collection on YouTube of bad motorists. Shehata anticipates that some of the videos will be useful should charges be necessary. Here are a few.
The busiest booth at one cycle show in Toronto seemed to be the helmet-cam booth: although the cameras are used by other than cyclists -- climbers, kayakers, etc -- and by people just wanting to record their rides, rather than record the bad habits of motorists.
I think the bike cams I have seen are perhaps a little less obtrusive than the won Shehata is wearing. Perhaps by wearing such an obvious one, he is influencing behaviour of motorists around him.
Maybe, rather than wearing a bike cam, we should wear jerseys or signs that say, "Video surveillance in effect." Maybe the threat of the video-monitored bike bubble would be enough.