33,000+ dangerous driving videos sent to police in 2023

Dec 20, 2023

33,000+ dangerous driving videos sent to police in 2023

New data from the National Dash Cam Safety Portal (NDCSP) reveals a substantial increase in video reports forwarded to police forces across the UK. In 2023, the portal recorded a 30% surge in video submissions, reaching a total of 33,531.

Established by British Dash Cam company Nextbase, 70% of these video reports prompted further police action. The submissions not only contributed to addressing reported incidents but also led to investigations into additional offenses, including stolen vehicles and individuals driving without insurance.

Throughout 2023, the West Midlands, West Murcia, Northumberland, Warwickshire, and South Yorkshire emerged as the top five regions with the highest video uploads, totaling over 23,000 submissions in the past year. This figure alone surpasses the total number submitted across the entire UK in 2021.

Nextbase notes that dangerous driving incidents surged during the summer, with June witnessing the highest number of uploads in a single month, closely followed by May and July.

Commenting on the data release, Lucy Straker, Campaigns Manager at Brake, the road safety charity, stated, "Initiatives like this, that aim to encourage safer driving and support the work of the police in tackling dangerous driving, are very welcome." Sarah Mitchell, Chief Executive of Cycling UK, emphasized the importance of using public-submitted evidence to enhance road safety and urged all UK forces to leverage this invaluable information to make roads safer for everyone.