Dash Cam evidence to cut down road rage
Tue, 13 Jun 2017

With reduced operating budgets and dropping staff levels, UK police forces have appealed to civilian car drivers in local towns and cities to help report car related crime.  

From driving instructors to community watch groups, thousands of dash cam users on the road could be asked to help reduce crime - already happening in parts of the IK now.

The North Wales Police force recently became the first in the country to make it possible to penalise dangerous drivers recorded by other motorists using their dash cams - a most welcomed idea by those affected.

'Operation Snap' is the code name adopted by North Wales Police who believe connecting quickly to dash cam footage will help improve road safety in future and will give them the ability to fine reckless drivers - which is a good thing for everyone. 

The force hopes that road safety standards will improve, especially as drivers cannot hide and that their reckless driving will be recorded and played back as evidence. We've seen this a lot lately, especially from cyclists falling foul of bad drivers cutting them up and their often worrying footage finding its way on to YouTube. 

This action could see changes in proving to a court what happened, especially as there is more 'showing' instead of 'telling' to aid prosecution. 

Dash cam evidence would in turn would reduce the time it takes to gather facts, the speed of prosecution and reducing the attendees' time in court. 

Naturally as well as saving money, dash cam evidence would help reduce reckless driving in the first place and even road rage - something none of us wants.

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