Posted on: November 9, 2014
Statistically, about 50,000 bicyclists are injured in accidents with motor vehicles annually. Sadly for the victims, it can be pretty difficult to prove fault – but there is a new bicycle camera emerging on the market that could change that.
The Fly6 is a small camera that doubles as a taillight that can be affixed to any standard bicycle. The Fly6 was recently fully funded through the startup-funding platform Kick Starter. The camera has 1,780 backers. Fly6 works by taking footage of accidents as they happen, which can serve as valuable evidence in an injury claim or lawsuit.
The goal of Fly6 is not only to record accidents when they happen, but also to prevent accidents. The creators of Fly6 believe that when motorists know they are being recorded, they are more likely to adhere to traffic laws and keep their distance from cyclists.
Crash data from the South Carolina Department of Transportation reveals that about ten bicyclists are killed in our state every year and many more are injured. Bicycles can be difficult for motorists to see due to their size and ability to hide in a driver’s blind spots, however, bicyclists are considered motorists too and are granted all the rights and privileges as other drivers.
If you are a motorist, we encourage you to take the pledge to share the road with cyclists. If you are a bicyclist and you have been injured in an accident, we invite you to contact George Sink, P.A. today. Our firm is committed to helping accident victims recover the money they deserve.
For more information and a free evaluation of your case, call (888) 612-7001 today. We have offices located throughout South Carolina!