A second Welsh police force has launched ‘Operation Snap’, which encourages members of the public to submit footage and images of road traffic offences being committed.
Announced on 3 April and working in partnership with Go Safe (the Wales Road Safety Casualty Reduction Partnership), South Wales Police has followed in the footsteps of North Wales Police who developed Operation Snap and launched it last October.
South Wales Police says Operation Snap will provide a ‘safe alternative way’ to share footage of road traffic offences.
Assistant chief constable (ACC) Jeremy Vaughan of South Wales Police says the operation will enable communities to help keep the region’s roads safe, which he described as ‘a key policing priority’.
Police are calling for footage showing evidence of dangerous driving, driving without due care and attention, contravening solid white lines, mobile phone use, improper control of a vehicle and contravening red traffic lights.
To submit footage, members of the public have to complete a form available on the Go Safe website. Once the footage has been reviewed, officers will update the individual as to what action will be taken.
ACC Vaughan said: “The operation will enable our communities to help us assist in a key policing priority, to continue to keep the roads of South Wales safe.
“Our officers will still be policing the roads 24 hours a day, seven days a week but we know that members of the public are keen to help, and I am pleased that we can provide an easier way to submit footage and images either whilst travelling as a passenger, or using the footage of dash cams that can submitted at a later date when the driver has finished their journey.”
Chris Hume, partnership manager, GoSafe said: “Operation Snap will allow us to work together and help simplify the way motorists can report motoring offences.”
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