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New way of reporting driving offences - with dashcam footage

New way of reporting driving offences - with dashcam footage

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 5:59pm 17th July 2019. (Updated at 8:15pm 17th July 2019)

There is a new way of reporting driving offences in Cornwall, with dashcam footage.

Operation Snap is a secure online portal through which members of the public can upload video or photos of incidents on the road.

The facility has been produced with the support of the Department for Transport.

It is in a bid to help officers clamp down on things like dangerous overtakes and people running red lights.

The secure portal can be accessed via the force website.

"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, whilst making the investigation process simple and straightforward for the police and members of the public.

"Devon & Cornwall Police has a determined and robust approach to policing the 13,670 mile road network in our force area and will take every opportunity to make them safer for everyone.

"Operation Snap is just such an opportunity as it increases the likelihood of the dangerous, careless or inconsiderate driver being caught. Driver education or penalties applied because of evidence submitted to Operation Snap helps to modify driver behaviour."

Chief Inspector Adrian Leisk, head of Alliance Roads Policing

How does it work?

The public are urged to read fully the extensive question and answer section on the website before uploading digital material, and also to remember the following:

  • The secure form is for traffic offences, it is NOT for submitting footage of road traffic collisions or any other offences, or for parking issues.
  • They must be able to provide the registration number of the offending vehicle.
  • They should be prepared to sign a witness statement and possibly give evidence in court.
  • Statements for Operation Snap can only be accepted from persons aged 18 or over. If you are under 18 the incident should be reported by email to

Police and Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez, the national road safety lead for the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners, secured £100,000 from the Department for Transport to roll the programme out across 12 forces in England and Wales.