We want to make sure our roads are as safe as possible for all users, that's why we have Op Snap - and we need your help.
If you see anyone committing driving offences on our roads (for example Dangerous driving, Contravene red traffic light, Contravene traffic sign, using a trailer in lane three of a motorway, mobile phone offences, contravening solid white lines), and it's captured on your dashcam, CCTV or a mobile phone by a passenger, we want you to send it in to us.
Every piece of footage sent to Op Snap is reviewed by specially-trained staff.
If an offence is identified, the driver can be prosecuted or told to take a driver improvement course.
Op Snap criteria
In order for us to investigate any footage of incidents submitted by the public, it must meet certain criteria:
Your report must be submitted within 10 days of the alleged offence to allow us time to investigate. By law we can only serve a notice of intended prosecution to a registered keeper or owner of a motor vehicle within 14 days of an alleged offence.
The footage should include the whole incident and wherever possible should include 1 minute prior to and 1 minute after the offence. The footage should not be any longer than 10 minutes in duration.
Along with the footage, you would need to provide the following information:
Date and time of incident
Location of incident
Registration of vehicle
Make and colour of vehicle
Footage of the offence taking place
Details of what happened and how you were involved
You’ll also need to complete a statement and upload that with your footage.
If you would like an update on your submissionyou will need to provide an email address when completing your submissions.
Updates will be via email and will consist of a positive or negative outcome.
A positive outcome can include educational letters, courses, training, penalty points and/or fine and court attendance.
If there is any feedback for a negative outcome this will be outlined.