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Nottinghamshire Police and Nottinghamshire Safety Camera Partnership help riders at risk

More drivers could face prosecution to improve safety for cyclists following complaints that anti-social and dangerous drivers are putting riders at risk.

New technology is helping officers process helmet or dash cam footage submitted by the public more effectively, ready for use in court.

Up to October 26, 2020, the force and Nottinghamshire Safety Camera Partnership had received 176 submissions of footage from the public. Each was reviewed alongside a supporting statement.

Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping cycling. (45155443)
Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping cycling. (45155443)

The police proceeded with 66 cases (38%) with the remainder not meeting the necessary requirements.

A total of 59 submissions were made by cyclists, of which Nottinghamshire Police proceeded with 28.

Eighteen warning letters were issued for a close pass, seven drivers prosecuted for driving without due care and attention and one prosecuted for dangerous driving.

Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping (pictured) said: “Officers really value the helmet cam footage sent by cyclists and appreciate their support in keeping Nottinghamshire’s roads safe. While it is not always possible to proceed with every item of footage submitted due to evidential thresholds not being met, officers are working hard to prosecute drivers where there is a clear breach of the law.

“Our investment in new technology will help us maximise the value of the footage shared with us and help us increase the number of prosecutions brought in the future.”

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