Helmet Mounted Cameras Are Illegal! Your Driving License Will Be Cancelled For Mounting Camera On Helmet
Recently, the Transport Commissioner of the Motor Vehicle Department, Kerala has come up with a rule regarding mounting cameras on helmets and taking videos on public roads and announcing it is illegal.
Why Would This Happen?
According to the Commissioner, the riders with cameras mounted on the helmet cannot concentrate on the road and become conscious about the footage recorded in their cameras.
So, such kinds of motorists become a danger to fellow motorists and pedestrians as well.
Further, the license of the offenders who break this rule will get cancelled.
Although there is no such rule in the MV Act, so police invoke Section 53 to cancel the license of the offenders.
In reality, Section 53 of MVD deals with the modifications of the vehicles and temporary cancellation of the registration of the modified vehicle until the vehicle is converted back to the stock version.
Importance Of Cameras On Road
From the traveling perspective on the public road, cameras are extremely important and useful.
In foriegn countries, it has become very normal to have a dashboard camera mounted on the car.
Now, the trend is slowly catching up in India too.
On the other hand, many bike riders use the helmet-mounted cameras to record vlogs, while others use them as proof, if an accident happens.
It is noteworthy here that the use of the camera on the dashboard or your helmet is not illegal by law in India.
Please keep in mind that using the camera to record around sensitive areas like military installations or cantonments can cause big trouble.
While, the use of cameras on the roads may help you with insurance if anything goes wrong on the road.
So far, different countries have different rules.
Different Countries Different Rules
We can not deny that dashboard cameras are very popular in some countries.
While, few others have restricted the use of these cameras such as Austria and Switzerland.
On the other hand, the German government allows the use of dashboard cameras.
But, the footage from these cameras can not be posted on social media websites until and unless the faces and the registration of other vehicles are blurred.
In the case of India, so far there are no rules directing the use or ownership of dashboard cameras till now.
But having proof for individuals safety seems like a good idea and will help the system in being more transparent.