Extra Eyes continue to help detect driving offences

Evidence submitted from members of the public has helped Essex Police take action against almost 500 motoring offences in the third quarter of 2019.

Through the Extra Eyes campaign, launched in December 2017, cyclists, motorcyclists and drivers are provided a simple method to upload footage showing dangerous or illegal behaviour.

The initiative is designed to reduce crashes and save lives on roads across Essex, Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock.

Between July and September, a total of 1,160 submissions were received – taking the yearly total to 3,924.

Of the Q3 submissions, Essex Police issued 489 positive resolutions.

The most common action taken saw 279 offenders processed.

Of the submissions where no action was taken, the reasons included no video being attached to the submission and no vehicle registration plate showing in the video. 

As a result, SERP is asking people to check the full guidance before uploading a video.

30 October 2019

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