'Dangerous' drivers, including van driving towards traffic, caught on dashcam

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A van going the wrong way down a one way street
A van going the wrong way down a one way street

A car being driven on the pavement rather and a van travelling on the wrong side of the road into oncoming traffic are just two examples of the dangerous driving captured by dashcam footage.

More than 1,400 clips were submitted to Lancashire Police which have been captured on dashcams across the county.

The police have put together a video montage released to highlight Operation Snap.

Officers are continuing to tackle anti-social driving offences using the online portal where members of the public can upload footage of suspected traffic offences which they have witnessed.

Using that footage, officers have been able to act in 58 per cent of cases.

Potential evidence of dangerous driving, driving without due care and attention, careless driving, using a mobile phone when driving, not wearing a seatbelt, going through red lights and crossing solid white lines in the road, are just some of the instances recorded.

Superintendent Mark Morley said: “This is an innovative approach to keeping our roads safe.

“Lancashire Police have worked very hard to set up Operation Snap to allow people to report offences of anti-social driving.

“There is new and more widely used dashcam technology available which can be used to support, educate and in some cases prosecute people who commit offences on our roads.

“This is utilising the eyes and ears of the public and we have seen a significant increase in reports from the public via Operation Snap.

“We appeal to everybody to drive safely and be considerate to other road users.”