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'Black box' helmet will change bike rides forever

'Black box' helmet will change bike rides forever
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I've always told you that a dash cam is a must-have purchase for any driver. It's an important tool to keep you safe and protected in case of an accident or road rage. That's why I sell a great one in my store.

Drivers aren't the only ones who could use a little recorded backup. Bike riders are in danger every day because of distracted drivers and other dangers on the road. That's why they need their very own recorders. Some cyclists are turning to GoPro cameras that can mount right onto a helmet.

That's a good choice, but video isn't the only kind of data that's important in a crash, especially for bike riders. It's also important to know if they were hurt and how severe the injury is. If a person gets a head injury, it's important to know how hard they hit their head.

That's why some students at Oregon State University have developed an even better solution. They've created a "black box" helmet to keep cyclists safe.

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