A campaign to highlight dangerous driving, which launched in October last year, has already resulted in 58 driving offences being caught on camera by the public.
North Wales Police began Operation Snap in response to the increasing number of videos and photos they were receiving from people who had witnessed motoring offences on the roads of north Wales.
The crimes they’ve caught people committing so far range from driving without due care and attention, to failing to stop at a red light, and ignoring a solid white line.
Police say other UK police forces are interested in rolling out a similar scheme.
As well as encouraging drivers to report incidents they catch on dash cams, officers are also appealing to other road users, such as horse riders, cyclists and motorcyclists, to send in any footage they have too.
Police say they are “seeing some awful very close passes and people pulling in and out of junctions putting horse riders, cyclists and motorcyclists in danger. Often the car driver has taken an unnecessary risk – or didn’t even see them.”
Road rage incidents are also being prosecuted via this form of reporting.