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Motorcycle helmet improvements can aid riders

As the years have gone by, technological advancements have proven to increase car safety. There are side air bags, rearview cameras that display video to a car's dashboard, automated braking systems, lane departures warnings, and many other safety improvements that have improved the lives of car drivers. But what about motorcyclists? Given the nature of the vehicle, it is difficult to make major technological advancements that improve motorcycle safety.

However, steps have been taken to improve the motorcycle helmet, thus giving motorcyclists more tools to protect themselves and stay safe out on the road.

There are numerous helmets that are either in development or out on the road that have rear-facing cameras. The visor of the helmet then displays the video captured by the rearview camera, allowing motorcyclists to see behind them very easily.

There are also many helmets that have cameras facing forward, allowing motorcyclists to capture critical video that could be used as evidence in a personal injury case. If your helmet doesn't have a camera, you can easily buy a camera that can be attached to your helmet.

Video evidence is incredibly important if you ride a motorcycle. If you claim that a driver was negligent and caused an accident, having video evidence that clearly shows the other driver's actions or negligence can solidify your legal claims and make it very difficult for the defendant to contradict your side of the case.

Source: The Next Web, "Smart motorcycle helmet comes with speakers and rearview camera," Rachel Kaser, March 14, 2017

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