01 February 2011
Interview on BBC Breakfast: Cycling Road Rage
I have just been interviewed by Richard Wescott of BBC Breakfast about the legal issues arising out of cycle helmet cameras.
Coincidentally, I have just purchased a cycle helmet camera myself as I intend to use it for a forthcoming ski trip.
The film which is captured on a cycle helmet camera is admissible in both civil and criminal courts. Many accidents or road rage incidents are not witnessed by third parties and any film which can be obtained can be compelling evidence. This can confirm the cyclist’s version of events.
In the criminal courts cases need to be proved beyond all reasonable doubt and in the civil courts cases need to be proven on the balance of probabilities.
In many of the cases that I have dealt with if my client was able to provide film from a camera this would have greatly assisted their case.
Paul Kitson is a partner in the London office of Russell Jones & Walker, and also head of the Personal Injury department. Paul specialises in cycling accident claims. If you or a member of your family has suffered an accident or injury call our expert personal injury solicitors on 0800 916 9046 or contact us online and one of our specialist personal injury team will review your compensation claim for free.