Police use of bike camera footageGreetings.

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elmo
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Police use of bike camera footageGreetings.

Postby elmo » 1 Feb 2019, 6:38pm

Greetings all,
I am an infrequent computer user so apologies if this has been covered. I have noted on this forum a reluctance from police to take note of cyclists camera footage on road incidents. I have over the past month or so seen a few reports in our local press of minor road incidents and the police appealing for dash cam footage.
Has police response changed recently or are cameras in cars more important that those on bikes? Just wondering.

Elmo

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andrew_s
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Postby andrew_s » 1 Feb 2019, 7:33pm

Disregarded bike cam footage is mostly a case of poor diving but no actual accident.
Appeals for dash cam footage are "does anyone have footage relevant to this accident". Bike cam footage would be welcomed just the same as car dashcam footage.

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Postby cyclemad » 2 Feb 2019, 12:44pm

andrew_s wrote:Disregarded bike cam footage is mostly a case of poor diving but no actual accident.
Appeals for dash cam footage are "does anyone have footage relevant to this accident". Bike cam footage would be welcomed just the same as car dashcam footage.


I live in the triangle surrounded by three force areas...They all welcome any type of camera footage.

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Postby gbnz » 2 Feb 2019, 1:37pm

andrew_s wrote:Disregarded bike cam footage is mostly a case of poor diving but no actual accident.


Have to admit I'd view any incident on the bike which involved me diving, as an accident :wink:

(Nb. Back to the perennial question; why do cyclists struggle with spelling? Do they ride, rather than drive, due to issues with the written language?)
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Postby fastpedaller » 2 Feb 2019, 1:40pm

gbnz wrote:(Nb. Back to the perennial question; why do cyclists struggle with spelling? Do they ride, rather than drive, due to issues with the written language?)

Nah - It's all them exhaust fumes have addled their brains :shock:

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Postby pete75 » 2 Feb 2019, 1:56pm

elmo wrote:Greetings all,
I am an infrequent computer user so apologies if this has been covered. I have noted on this forum a reluctance from police to take note of cyclists camera footage on road incidents. I have over the past month or so seen a few reports in our local press of minor road incidents and the police appealing for dash cam footage.
Has police response changed recently or are cameras in cars more important that those on bikes? Just wondering.

Elmo


They'll use it when it suits them disregard it when it doesn't.

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Postby thirdcrank » 2 Feb 2019, 3:28pm

cyclemad wrote: ... I live in the triangle surrounded by three force areas...They all welcome any type of camera footage.


To satisfy my idle curiosity, which police forces are they? To counter my scepticism, have you experience of footage being welcomed and used effectively?

As an aside, I see that the National Dash Cam Safety Portal appears to have reduced its list of participating police forces.
https://www.nextbase.com/en-gb/national ... ty-portal/

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Postby andrew_s » 2 Feb 2019, 5:58pm

gbnz wrote:(Nb. Back to the perennial question; why do cyclists struggle with spelling? Do they ride, rather than drive, due to issues with the written language?)
In my case, it's generally bad typing rather than bad spelling (compounded with a lack of proof reading).

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Postby cyclemad » 3 Feb 2019, 3:47pm

thirdcrank wrote:
cyclemad wrote: ... I live in the triangle surrounded by three force areas...They all welcome any type of camera footage.


To satisfy my idle curiosity, which police forces are they? To counter my scepticism, have you experience of footage being welcomed and used effectively?

As an aside, I see that the National Dash Cam Safety Portal appears to have reduced its list of participating police forces.
https://www.nextbase.com/en-gb/national ... ty-portal/


I have check the Next Base website and unfortunately it doesn't seem to have been updated recently....
North Yorkshire ACTIVELY encourage drivers/riders to submit cctv/dashcam footage to Operation Spartan

https://northyorkshire.police.uk/news/o ... an-skeeby/

West Yorkshire deal with dash cam footage via a dedicated team who will contact you once you have reported the incident in the normal manner via 101 / 999.

Lancashire will also act on cctv/dashcam....

All Police force will follow up dashcam footage...Just like CCTV ....It is evidence that supports a complaint..

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Postby thirdcrank » 3 Feb 2019, 4:38pm

I understand the concept of evidence. Going by what others have posted, I fear this is an accurate conclusion:-

pete75 wrote: ... They'll use it when it suits them disregard it when it doesn't.



I've posted before that North Yorkshire seem to prioritise traffic enforcement more than some other forces.

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Postby cyclemad » 3 Feb 2019, 5:42pm

Ever since I was involved in a road rage incident a few years back ( I was the cyclist and a buffoon in a hot hatch thought it was funny to run me into a hedge ) I never leave home , either in car or on cycle / motorcycle without a camera fitted..All our family now have them and its a little bit of reassurance that if anything did happen it would hopefully be captured in Full HD Quality.. :D

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Postby thirdcrank » 5 Feb 2019, 7:32pm

There was an item on the One Show about this tonight (5 Feb.)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0c1vvwp