The theme of this is a little like my own job. I work as a midwife, most births are relatively easy, straight forward events with the only intervention being some type of analgesia either administered by the miwife or by the anaesthetist in the case of an epidural.
Many obstetric doctors will say that birth is dangerous, fraught with complications, that's because they only see the cases where we call them in because of a problem.
When not on the injured list I clock up a large number of miles during the year and have probably seen it all, and am wary at a variety of junctions/situations and watch out for stupid maneouvres.
I reckon I've had a bad journey if I get 3-4 stupid incidents, and, in the memory banks, these tend to outweigh all those motorists whose actions were of no threat to other's safety.
This is the same with helmet cams, we see just how bad Motorists are.
We already vent our spleen about that stupid motorist on forums such as these, so skew what it is lie to cycle on our roads today, now we can add helmetcam evidence.
It is bound to make cycle commuting look extremely dangerous, several motorist overtook or waited at junctions in that footage, but was our attention drawn to that, of course not.
Obviously helmetcams are going to increasingly play apart in some serious events, and this was potentially quite serious as the van driver did continue to drive in a rather erratic way after initially pulling out on the cyclist.
One of my recent accidents I certainly wishe I had some sort of camcorder to prove that I crossed the lights on green, rather than red as claimed by the police and since (fortunately) refuted by a witness statement.
I stand and rejoice everytime I see a woman ride by on a wheel the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood. HG Wells