5:33 PM December 13, 2021
11:25 am December 14, 2021
Dashcam footage showing anti-social driving offenses near Baldock and South Mimms has been used to help bring offenders to justice.
Among the videos handed over to police by the public is a clip of a car traveling the wrong way on the A505 near Baldock.
The driver received three penalty points and a £100 fine.
Another video shows a driver using the hard shoulder to cut off traffic on the A1(M) near South Mimms, with the motorist also receiving three penalty points and a £100 fine.
Since January 1, 2021, dashcam videos submitted to the tri-force Cameras, Tickets and Collisions team have resulted in 882 lawsuit notice letters being sent to drivers, including 378 issued in Hertfordshire.
Dashcam footage – which also showed infringements in Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire – is now being released to show how it can be used to bring drivers to justice.
“Dashcam footage plays an important role in keeping roads safe by detecting dangerous driving and helping bring those responsible to justice,” said Amanda Wrate, Tri-Force Camera, Ticketing and Investigations Manager. .
“The forces are determined to reduce bad driving behavior and make the roads safer for all road users. Dashcams support proactive police casualty reduction work by acting as an extra set of eyes.
“As the video compilation shows, these images have resulted in a number of successful lawsuits. Our advice to all motorists is to always drive responsibly and in accordance with the law, as you never know who might be watching.
Anyone who has captured misconduct on their dashcam must submit the footage via the relevant force’s website within ten days of the offence.
These videos are then reviewed to confirm that an offense has occurred and that the offender’s license plate is clearly visible for identification purposes.