Dashcam Database Sees Record Year

Thu 12th Aug 2021

A national portal which has been created for drivers to upload incidents of dangerous driving has seen more clips added in 2021 than in any of the the previous three years since launch.

The National Dash Cam Safety Portal, which was created in the summer of 2018, allows police forces across the UK to view and prosecute dangerous drivers and has been hailed as a crucial element of traffic policing in the UK.

As police numbers on the road continue to fall, the NDCSP has seen 37 of the 45 UK police forces sign up to it, viewing a total of 32,905 clips uploaded since being launched. In 2021 alone there have been 19,565 videos, a total of 263,240 hours of footage. Providing police crucial evidence and leading to many driver receiving fixed penalty notices or invitations to attend awareness courses.

“These stats show that the portal is needed now more than ever and I would like to remind the public of the fact that Dash Cam technology can help other road users, as well as you and your passengers,” said Bryn Brooker, head of road safety at Nextbase, a dashcam maker which has helped develop the portal. 

“If we all work together, with the police, to continue to identify the worst of the worst – those dangerous drivers that, put simply, should not be allowed behind the wheel – then we will continue to see motorists from across the country interacting with the Portal. 

“This is why it was built, to make the roads of this country safer for those of us that are just trying to get from A to B and go about our daily routines. 

“We have watched this platform grow from both a public and police perspective and are hugely encouraged by its continued appeal.”