Report drivers with video footage - Lincolnshire Police launch Operation Snap

Caught someone doing a naughty with your dash-cam/head-cam? Lincs Police want to hear from you (but make sure you’re riding well yourself)!

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LINCOLNSHIRE POLICE have launched their ‘Operation Snap’ initiative, which allows you to report a road offence you may have captured on camera. Just make sure you’re not pulling a wheelie in the footage… 

In the past, you may have been casually riding along when someone has flown past you at a rate of knots nearly taking you out. At the time you may have just stuck your finger in the air and yelled your choice of expletive, and that was that. But now, provided you have a camera recording video of the offence taking place, you are able to submit your footage to the police in hopes it will catch up with the offender. 

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It may smell a bit grassy, but Lincs Police will investigate: dangerous driving, driving without due care and attention, careless driving, not wearing a seat belt, running a red light or going over a solid white line, or other offences where the driver is clearly not in proper control of the vehicle. 

Consider, though, your own driving in the clip you send them. As they state on their website: “if you were exceeding the speed limit in order to catch up with an offending driver and then proceeded to film them with your mobile phone whilst driving, then officers will consider also taking action against you. Don't break the law to incriminate other drivers.” So keep the front wheel down in your clip.

Lincolnshire Police want your video evidence

It’s requested that you submit your video-evidence to them as soon as possible after the offence, and before 10 days - and will have to be submitted with an accompanying witness statement. It’s also noted that you must be prepared to go to court if needed.

On the flip side of the coin, take this as a warning that any vehicle fitted with a camera is now capable of reporting you to the police if they so choose. 

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