With many people now sending footage of motoring offences to the police every day, the chances of being reported for an offence captured on a dash cam are higher than ever.

The warning comes from dash cam video analysis experts at the not-for-profit organisation Road Safety Support, which regularly examines video footage for police forces for use in legal proceedings. It is timed to coincide with National Dash Cam Day, launched last year by dash cam manufacturer Nextbase, which takes place on Friday 5 August 2022.

Dash cam footage can be used to prosecute motorists for a range of offences, including speeding, dangerous or careless driving and driving while using a mobile phone. Dash cam footage has even been used as evidence in murder cases.

Steve Callaghan, technical expert at Road Safety Support and manager of its 'ISO 17025 Speed Calibration Laboratory', said: “The police can’t be on every road, 24-7, but the public can. With so many dash cams in use...