For years, other people’s bad driving was something we’ve had to grin and bear. But then dashcams appeared on the scene. According to research by consumer car mag WhatCar? vigilante motorists are sending more than 35 dashcam videos to the police every day. The data revealed that more than 52,000 pieces of footage had been submitted in the UK since 2017. The figures, which were gathered via a freedom of information request sent to every UK police force, show that a third of those videos resulted in action being taken by the police. 35 out of the UK’s 42 police forces have been able to hand out fines to drivers based on dashcam evidence. Just over 10% of the incidents were serious enough to warrant court prosecutions. Meanwhile, 9.6% resulted in a Fixed Penalty Notice, 10.5% ended up with th...[Read More]
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