The Chester Cycling Campaign has been in discussion with Cheshire Police regarding the use of cycling camera footage and the legal status of such footage when drivers are caught committing traffic offences. Prompt and firm action against drivers committing offences which put cyclists and other vulnerable road users at risk is an important element of making our roads safer.
We are pleased to report that Cheshire Police have now developed an online system for the submission of video and photographic evidence of incidents witnessed by cyclists on local roads. The process involves completing an online Dashcam Submission Form, completing a witness statement and uploading the relevant footage on the Cheshire Police website. Following this, the police will evaluate the footage in order to determine if an offence has been committed and whether sufficient evidence exists for a prosecution to be initiated.
The Cheshire Police website contains a number of resources to help in preparing a statement about any incident and uploading relevant video footage, including a completion guide and example statements:
Once you have carried out any necessary preparations, helmet camera footage can submitted using the Cheshire Police online dashcam submission form: