Monthly Archives: August 2012

Bicyclists Using Cameras to Capture Accidents – NYTimes.com

Bicyclists Using Cameras to Capture Accidents – NYTimes.com.

WASHINGTON — When Evan Wilder went flying onto the pavement during his bicycle commute one morning here, he didn’t have time to notice the license plate of the pickup truck that had sideswiped him after its driver hurled a curse at him. Nor did a witness driving another car.

But the video camera Mr. Wilder had strapped to his head caught the whole episode.

Read the full story here: The New York Times

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Pedal Push – TIME

Pedal Push – TIME.

Jeff Frings has a talent for attracting insults. Soda bottles have been hurled at his head without warning. He’s been called unprintable names by people who don’t know his actual name. He’s been sideswiped and rear-ended and run off the road more times than he can count. Red Sox fans wandering through Yankee Stadium have been subject to less abuse from complete strangers than Frings has on the streets of his hometown, Milwaukee.

So what’s his problem? It’s simple: he’s an avid bicyclist.

Read the full story here: Time Magazine

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FROM THE TOP | Road Bike Rider

FROM THE TOP | Road Bike Rider.

The Case for Helmet Cams, Driver Education

Not long ago, on an otherwise unremarkable day, I received an email from an RBR reader about a New York Times article noting the use of helmet cameras as a possible deterrent to motorist harassment, and worse, against cyclists.

The reader wrote of the article: “Interesting development. Wearing a camera was suggested to me last week after I was sideswiped by a driver (almost certainly intentionally). Bruised and bloody but nothing broken. I was lucky under the circumstances.”

The day became remarkable when I received two additional emails on the very same topic, one noting the New York Times story, and another referencing a Time magazine article.

Read the full story here: Road Bike Rider

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