The Safer Essex Roads Partnership (SERP) is encouraging road users to submit footage showing dangerous road user behaviour as part of a new campaign to make the region’s roads safer for everyone.
SERP has this week launched the ‘Extra Eyes’ campaign in a bid to reduce crashes – and ultimately save lives – on roads across Essex, Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock.
The Extra Eyes webpage provides a simple method for cyclists, motorcyclists and drivers to upload footage showing dangerous or illegal behaviour.
SERP points out that it is not encouraging people to go out in search of poor driving behaviour, or put themselves in danger or break the law to capture footage.
Essex Police will look at the footage and, if appropriate, contact the person caught on camera and explain what the consequences of their actions could have been.
Alternatively, the offender could be offered a driver retraining course, or in serious cases, face prosecution with the footage supplied to be used as evidence.