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Old 01-10-19, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by PaulRivers View Post
A hidden camera is only useful after the fact while riding. If you want to prove that you were following the rules when someone else broke the law and hit you, it can be useful for that, but it won't prevent you from getting hit in the first place.

A high visible camera provides some additional security in avoiding getting hit in the first place. It won't help vs the people who simply aren't paying attention, but in my experience it causes a noteable change in attitude among the kind of d*****bag's who are deliberately screwing around in their car next to you, when they see a camera and their brain registers that they're being recorded.

If I was going to go through the hassle or charging and carrying a camera, I would go with something this is as visible and eye catching as possible figuring some of the real screwballs will act more appropriately if they know they're on video.
I've noticed this difference enough that I sometimes ride with the empty GoPro case on top of my helmet where it's easy to see (and I just don't feel like putting it in the case and/or it's not charged). It really does make a difference.
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Old 01-10-19, 06:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Teamprovicycle View Post
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So ive seen these cameras popping up here and there , could they be a worth while money saving option for getting some added security cams , if one does lots of road rides .



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Why not pop for a genuine 1st-gen Polaroid Cube off of Amazon for 30 bucks? I've shot and edited some good footage with it before I upgraded to a couple of Cube+ cameras that I picked up used locally. I'm sure that the real thing is far better than Walmart's cheap (and probably still overpriced) knockoffs.
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Old 01-13-19, 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Notso_fastLane View Post
I've noticed this difference enough that I sometimes ride with the empty GoPro case on top of my helmet where it's easy to see (and I just don't feel like putting it in the case and/or it's not charged). It really does make a difference.
My hope is that one day the public will perceive that there cheap cameras everywhere, and assume that every cyclist has one. I think this will bring about a pretty big change in the d-bag type drivers. Cars will all have them pretty soon I think, then motorcycles and bicycles after that. It's unfortunate that this is what things have come to, but people are people, and as a rider and driver I prefer to have the monitoring to protect myself/loved ones.
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