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Lincolnshire Police releases video of Operation Snap offences

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From a driver travelling the wrong way on a roundabout to very near misses, police have released videos of dangerous driving.

Lincolnshire Police has shown some of the worst examples of bad driving which have been submitted through its Operation Snap video portal.

The portal, which was launched just over a year ago, allows road users to submit video footage of certain suspected traffic offences.

These include careless, inconsiderate, dangerous driving and riding, not being in proper control of a motorbike or vehicle, failure to comply with signs or traffic lights, crossing solid white lines and mobile phone use.

This is the second video the police force has published; it shows drivers disregarding the safety of others.

A spokesperson for Lincolnshire Police said: "Our aim is to achieve a sustainable reduction in the number of people killed or seriously injured in road collisions. We want to have the safest roads in the UK.

"Everyone who shares the roads can help to achieve our aim by submitting their footage. Every piece of footage is viewed, and action taken where offences are identified, and the evidence threshold is met. Where the prosecution threshold isn’t quite met, we will consider a warning letter to those drivers advising them of their poor manner of driving."

So far, 1,164 videos submitted have been submitted to the portal by people who have seen driving in a manner that falls below the standard.

An average of 90 submissions are made each month, which police say is steadily increasing.

There are different outcomes available, depending on the level of offence. Since Operation Snap launched in February last year:

  • 43 drivers have been summoned to court for offences, resulting in 24 convictions for various driving offences. This includes nine drivers for failing to identify the driver of the vehicle at the time of the incident
  • 59 drivers have received fixed penalty notices - £100 fine and three penalty points on driving licence
  • 53 drivers have received formal caution letters
  • 76 drivers have completed a What’s Driving Us course
  • 435 drivers have received warning letters for their manner of driving

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