Dorset Police have now launched an online service where members of the public can upload their pics dangerous and inconsiderate driving.
Known as “Operation Snap”, the police are hoping the public will do some of their work for them by keeping their eyes peeled and fingers firmly on their cameras.
Chief Inspector Adrian Leisk, head of Alliance Roads Policing, said: “We have been receiving complaints from members of the public about dangerous and anti-social driving for some time, and there is a significant demand for a facility such as Operation Snap.
“It allows us to effectively deal with digital footage and photos of traffic offences in a safe and secure way.
“Dorset Police has a determined and robust approach to policing the roads in our force area and will take every opportunity to make them safer for everyone.”
Dorset Police have been very clear how the website is for uploading pictures of driving offences only. They have concerns about how the service may be used to upload crash footage or car parking issues.
Anyone posting a picture also needs to provide the registration number of the offending vehicle and be prepared to sign a statement and appear in court.
Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner Martyn Underhill said: “I’m very pleased there has been a sustained drop in the number of people killed or seriously injured on Dorset’s roads over the last seven years and I hope this system will provide yet another tool to help us continue to make our roads even safer, by empowering responsible motorists to help the police take dangerous drivers off the road.”
I am not too sure about this. I am never a fan of the public being asked to be the police’s eyes and ears when it is their job to patrol. It just feels a bit sneaky.
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