Operation SNAP is a police response to the ever increasing submissions of video and photographic evidence from members of the public in relation to witnessed driving offences. We talk to Teresa Ciano who runs GoSafe, the Welsh Road Casualty Reduction Partnership that came up with the idea, and coordinates Op Snap nationwide. We’ll also look at how dash cameras and telematics systems are best used to protect drivers.

Op Snap

Operation SNAP is a police response to increasing submissions of video and photographic evidence relating to driving offences that members of the public have witnessed. Until now, these reports have been submitted to the police in all sorts of ways and so a streamlined process has now been developed to deal with them. This will hopefully make it easier for all involved. Please visit your local police force website to upload your footage.

NOTE: Not all police forces participate in Operation Snap
Contact your local force if you are unsure

Why accidents often happen
below the legal speed limit

Drivers often face work-related time constraints and can find themselves speeding or demonstrating risky behaviour, leading to minor violations. These are often seen as being ‘acceptable’ or necessary in their role.

However, tracking drivers’ offences based solely on the legal speed limit is insufficient because the safe speed for a road may actually be well below the legal limit; this is particularly true on rural roads where data show a disproportionate rate of fatal accidents despite very few drivers exceeding the legal limit on such roads. With a better picture of what speeds are statistically proven to be safe on any given road, versus what is simply ‘legal,’ fleet managers can coach drivers to maintain safe speeds, thereby saving lives and reducing loss ratios.

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