Kerala transport commissioner bans the use of camera mounts on helmets
The Kerala transport commissioner has announced that installing cameras mounts on helmets and filming on public highways is illegal. Offenders who breach this regulation will have their licences revoked.
Bikers with cameras mounted on their helmets to their helmets is a very common sight nowadays. Many motorcyclists use helmet-mounted cameras to record vlogs, but many more use them as proof in the event of an accident. Motorists believe that it is very helpful and important for them to use these camera mounts as these recordings have previously proven useful in claiming insurance and demonstrating compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
Although, the Kerala transport commissioner thinks otherwise. He believes that riders who have cameras installed on their helmets find it difficult to focus on the road and become aware of the film being recorded in their cameras. As a result, such drivers end up becoming a hazard to both other drivers and pedestrians.
In India, using the camera on the dashboard or on your helmet is not against the law. Using the camera to film near sensitive places such as military facilities or cantonments, on the other hand, might get you in a lot of trouble.
Cameras mounted on the dashboard and helmet have been normal in foreign countries for some time now and India is slowly catching up on the trend. While these cameras are very popular abroad, there are still a few countries with restrictions and limitations on using these gadgets.
The use of dashboard cameras is permitted by the German government. However, the footage from these cameras cannot be used to publish on social networking platforms unless the faces and registration numbers of other vehicles are obscured. In Switzerland, the government actively discourages the use of such dashboard cameras in order to guarantee that they do not violate the country's data protection rules.