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Increasing dashcam evidence used by police

4 August 2022

With one in five vehicles now fitted with a dash cam, motorists are being warned to ‘drive like they’re being filmed’ every time they get behind the wheel.

And with many people sending footage of motoring offences to the police every day, the chances of being reported for an offence captured on a dash cam are now higher than ever.

The warning coincides with National Dash Cam Day, (Friday August 5, 2022), from dash cam video analysis experts at not-for-profit company Road Safety Support, which regularly examine video footage for police forces for use in legal proceedings.

Dash cam footage can be used to prosecute for a range of offences, including speeding, dangerous or careless driving and driving while using a mobile phone, and has even been used as evidence in murder cases.

This warning is backed up by figures released by leading dash cam manufacturer, Nextbase, which show that over 57,000 video clips of dangerous driving have been sent to its online National Dash Cam Safety Portal (NDCSP) since 2018. And of those, 70% were used as evidence to punish offenders. Road users can also submit their footage directly to individual forces, so this number is likely to be far greater.

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