Nextbase has witnesses a 341% increase in the number of video clips uploaded to its National Dash Cam Safety Portal (NDCSP).
The platform, which launched three years ago, allows users to upload footage of dangerous driving. To date, more than 68,000 clips have been uploaded.
The footage is passed to relevant police forces, with the aim to improve road safety.
As lockdown restrictions began to ease in April, the portal saw 5,457 road traffic offences over the course of three months. This rate is double the three-month average since the portal’s inception. The past three months has also seen a total of 19,565 videos uploaded to the platform – 341% higher than average.
Bryn Brooker, head of road safety at Nextbase, said: “These stats show that the portal is needed now more than ever and, as we name today National Dash Cam Day, 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.
“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.”
Currently, 37 UK police forces are signed up to the NDSCP, with more in talks to join. Nexbase says the initiative has saved police 263,240 hours - the equivalent of over 29 years of police time. Fewer than one in five cases have resulted in no further action.