Extra Eyes submissions on the rise

SERP extra eyes

Essex Police received a record 289 videos during June as part of the Extra Eyes campaign – and took action in response to 65 of the clips.

Launched in December 2017, Extra Eyes encourages road users to submit footage showing dangerous road user behaviour, in a bid to reduce crashes and save lives on roads across Essex, Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock.

The Extra Eyes webpage provides a simple method for cyclists, motorcyclists and drivers to upload footage showing dangerous or illegal behaviour.

Having reviewed the footage, where appropriate Essex Police contact the person caught on camera and explain the potential consequences of their actions. Alternatively, the offender may be offered a driver retraining course, or in serious cases face prosecution with the footage used as evidence.

The 289 submissions received in June compares with 239 in May, 206 in April, 164 in March, 137 in February and 106 in January – taking the total number of submissions to 1,141.

Of the 289 June submissions, Essex Police took action in 65 cases, with one driver being reported for dangerous driving.

Of those where no further action was taken, 46 were because the video failed to include the vehicle’s registration plate.

As a result, SERP is asking those preparing to submit a video to check the full guidance before doing so.

05 July 2018

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