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Dashcam use expected to rise

1 January 0001

Story from Fleet News.

Two-thirds of drivers could be using dashcams in the coming months, according to a new poll from the AA.

It found that a fifth (20%) of drivers already own one and another half (51%) are thinking about doing so - 16% seriously.

The survey results follow a Government announcement that police will receive a funding boost to use video evidence as part of a two-year road safety action plan.

In 2016, North Wales Police launched Operation Snap, a dashcam video portal to accept evidence. This scheme has won a Prince Michael International Road Safety Award this year.

Drivers have previously found difficulty in submitting dash-cam evidence of poor or dangerous driving to local police forces.

The North Wales scheme has seen a large number of fixed penalty notices, retraining courses and prosecutions take place as a direct result of this evidence and it has now been extended to cover the whole of Wales.

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