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helmet cameras
« on: February 14, 2016, 06:29:29 pm »
just seen that the australian police are giving tickets for bluetooth and helmet cameras as not type approved good god hope that will not happen in this nanny state :151:
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Re: helmet cameras
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2016, 08:00:16 pm »
*Originally Posted by greenduck1966 [+]
just seen that the australian police are giving tickets for bluetooth and helmet cameras as not type approved good god hope that will not happen in this nanny state :151:
what's that all about then ,is there a link to it,thanks Bob.
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Re: helmet cameras
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2016, 04:00:14 am »
Here are a couple of links to related articles...

http://motorbikewriter.com/legal-implications-of-helmet-cameras/

http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2015/09/putting-a-gopro-on-your-helmet-is-illegal-in-victoria-and-nsw/

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Re: helmet cameras
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2016, 06:10:11 am »
... I had to laugh at a comment in one of those articles ...

.... with a visible camera on a motorcyclist often causing others to drive more cautiously around them.
Yeah right - Far too many Cage drivers don't even see the Motorcycle,
let alone a little camera on the riders helmet !



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Re: helmet cameras
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2016, 06:20:44 am »
I choose not to mount my camera on my helmet as I don't like the extra wind noise generated over it when I tried it and at times I noticed the uneven drag, but you should have the choice. Legislating against something for some poorly researched reason of increased risk of head injury is just nonsense.
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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2016, 11:11:51 pm »
As is legislating for something FOR some poorly researched reason = Ethanol in fuels.  Both instances equally nonsensical.
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Re: helmet cameras
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2016, 11:26:08 am »
Yep, When we were colonised we inherited the best of British (mis) interpretation of legislation. To make things even more complicated each of the six states and (two +) territories each have their own laws. So on a whim a walloper (cop) can write a ticket for his/her interpretation of the law.

On the bright side recently motorcyclists charged with mounting action cameras on their helmets have had their cases dismissed in court (NSW?).

Here in Queensland Motorcycle police use helmet mounted cameras to catch cage drivers using mobile phones, not wearing seatbelts, etc.

Personally, I wear my GoPro on a chest harness.
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Re: helmet cameras
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2016, 12:45:06 pm »
There was an article in Bike magazine last month from a solicitor about cameras that the police can seize them if they think a crime has been committed.  SO it can work both ways if you have an accident they can look back at your riding to see how you were behaving before the accident.  Also if they stop you for an infringement again they can seize the camera to see if any other crimes have been committed.  The solicitor's view seemed to be to use a camera but try to keep it hidden so if stopped the police probably will not see it but you still have the footage if an accident occurs.

I was talking to a fireman the other day and he thought my Bluetooth receiver on the helmet was a hazard!!!! and asked if I was happy with it on the side of the helmet.  I replied YES|  He did wonder what it did to the certification of the helmet????

I have a gopro mounted off a ball screwed into the 'spare' mirror hole.  I might look into a bullet cam that could be slung under the headlight out of the way.