North Herts Rural Road Safety Campaign wants your footage
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As part of its drive to improve the safety of all those who use the rural roads and lanes in North Herts, the Rural Road Safety Campaign is asking people to submit helmet camera or Gopro footage, that captures any incidents of anti-social or dangerous driving in the area.
“We are aware that many incidents involving horse riders, cyclists or runners on our rural roads go unreported,” explained Sergeant Chris Adshead, who is leading the campaign. This is often because people do not realise that the footage can be submitted to the police.
“Last year video footage submitted to the tri-force Cameras, Tickets and Collisions (CTC) team, resulted in 822 Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) letters being sent to registered vehicle owners across Beds, Herts and Cambs.
“I am hoping this will encourage rural road users to invest in a helmet cam or similar when they are out riding, running or cycling on our rural roads. These cameras will play an important role in making our rural roads safer by detecting dangerous driving and helping bring those responsible to justice.”
Anyone who has captured poor driving behaviour must submit the footage via the Herts Police website within ten days of the offence. These videos are then reviewed to confirm an offence has been committed and that the offender’s registration plate is clearly visible for identification purposes.