Something that just occured to me the other day when chatting with the inlaws. I pass my father in law everyday on my way home he's stuck in traffic im on the bike. I was showing him my helmet cam footage, and realised that since Ive had the helmet cam Ive not "noticed" him in the traffic queues. Prior to getting the helmet cam I waved to him as I passed every day. I dont believe that my hazard awareness has gone down to compensate for me feeling safer from having the helmet cam. Im guessing that part of it is that im no longer noting colour and model of every car around me in case anything happens any more, and so familiar cars arent jumping out at me so much. First day after talking to the inlaws again, I go on the look out for his car and sure enough there it is wave again. Its kind of odd and Im sure its to do with the helmet cam, Im just not noting registrations and car details all the time, I feel more relaxed that if something does happen I will have the details I need on camera instead of memorising them on the fly... Anyone else notice anything like this? Like I said I dont believe my hazard awareness has gone down, but Im not looking out for identifiable descriptions of vehicles around me all the time.