There has been a significant rise in the number of dash cam videos submitted to police forces across the UK.
According to the latest figures from the National Dash Cam Safety Portal (NDCSP), a total of 33,531 videos were submitted by drivers to police in England and Wales up to November 2023. This represents a 30% increase over the previous year.
The NDCSP data also shows how some regions received a lot more submissions than others, with the West Midlands, West Murcia, Northumberland, Warwickshire and South Yorkshire processing the most videos. In fact, the number of dash cam submissions handled by these five regions over the last 12 months was more than the total number submitted across the whole of the UK in 2021.
Bryn Brooker, head of road safety at Nextbase, said the increased adoption was helping remove dangerous drivers from the roads.
He said, “Over 100,000 uploads to the portal is a significant milestone, but one that only serves to highlight the need for technological solutions to improve road safety.”
“Today, five people will be killed on our roads, and tomorrow another five won’t make it home to their families. And so on, until we say enough, and start taking responsibility for each other’s safety on the road.”Lucy Straker, campaigns manager at Brake, the road safety charity
Sarah Mitchell, Cycling UK’s chief executive, said, “Road crime destroys lives and tears families apart.
“The public’s appetite for reporting these crimes shows how common dangerous behaviour is on our roads, but also provides police with invaluable evidence. It’s vital that every force across the UK puts that evidence to good use to make our roads safer for everyone.”
The NDCSP was launched in 2018 by dashcam firm Nextbase, enabling drivers to upload videos and report dangerous incidents to police.