Sustrans says no to obligatory helmet cameras

“Helmet cameras are not the solution to the problems of safety on roads," says sustainable transport organisation

Sustrans has objected to the suggestion made by an Australian Cycling Safety organisation that riders should equip themselves with cameras at all time in case they need to provide evidence in court.

Safe Cycling Australia’s director Dave Sharp made the statement after a truck driver in Queensland was convicted of breaching a new two-year pilot rule that cyclists should be left a 1.5 metre gap on roads where the speed limit is 60km/h and over.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.