Bicyclists Are Increasingly Purchasing Helmet Cams for Protection

Helmet mounted cameras are capturing hit-and-runs and acts of assault against bikers.
1:47 | 08/03/15

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Tonight, they've almost become like a black box for cyclists. Small cameras on the top of their helmets providing valuable evidence for close calls. With more cyclists on the roads these days and accidents on the rise, the cameras showing how ugly it can get. Here's Linzie Janis. Reporter: Watch this cyclist's helmet camera as it captures a frightening collision. The biker slamming on his brakes. This SUV knocking him down, the driver then taking off. I was really angry at the guy. I could have been seriously injured. Reporter: Luckily, trip Volpe suffered only minor injuries. His camera also appears to show the driver holding his phone. Tonight, thanks to that footage, that driver, who turned himself in, now facing potential charges. If you're driving don't look at your phone, please, you'll kill somebody. Reporter: Like Volpe, more and more cyclists are turning to helmet cameras because they say some drivers don't understand that cyclists have the same rights as any other vehicle on the road. Recent Numbers show nearly 50,000 cyclists are hurt every year in accidents with cars, hundreds of them fatal. You're calling it protection, how is it protection? It's evidence. If you get hit by a car, it's he said, she said. With this, there's no contest. Reporter: Tonight, the driver of this pick-up truck in legal trouble after this standoff caught on camera. Watch as the cyclist makes a rude gesture, the driver getting angry and blocking his path. Then cutting off the cyclist. That driver, Johnny Mcintosh, then getting out and allegedly assaulting the cyclist. Mcintosh pleading not guilty. Linzie Janis, ABC news, new York.

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