How Secure are those Neck Straps?

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How Secure are those Neck Straps?

Hello all,

Being relatively new to the wonderful art of photography I have a lot to learn.

I live in a touristy trap kind of location where it's really packed and busy during the winter months.  As such, getting around can be a real challenge.   Sometimes I want to go to the beach and take photographs but parking is expensive (if available)

To get around 90% of this, I often take my 150cc scooter.   It's quick and nimble and allows me to make quick stops practically anywhere for a photo.

But what often worries me is the thought of my camera neck strap failing and the camera falling to the ground.  I don't go more than 50ft or so wearing the camera around my neck.   But just moving short distances to get a better shot or different angle.  Once I head home it goes back in the case and stored under the seat.

But how secure are neck straps that come with cameras?   I have a Panasonic FZ1000 with the OEM neck strap that came with it.   Is it secure?  have you ever had a neck strap fail?

Should I invest in a better neck strap and if so, can you recommend one I can count on and don't have to worry about failing?

Thanks

 Randy2468's gear list:Randy2468's gear list
Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Fujifilm FinePix HS10 Panasonic FZ1000 Nikon Coolpix P900 +1 more
Panasonic FZ1000
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