The Dashcam manufacturer NextBase has launched what it describes as a “National Dashcam Safety Portal” as a result of “growing public demand”.
The portal is available through NextBase’s website and is being run as a not-for-profit operation.
The company says the platform enables “all road users the power to report incidents of dangerous or unlawful driving”.
NextBase calls itself the UK’s leading dashboard camera manufacturer with an estimated 2.6 million units on the roads.
Richard Browning, director of Nextbase, said: “The surge in dash cam usage in recent years is beneficial to motorists looking to protect themselves in the event of incidents on the roads, but it has meant an increase in the amount of footage sent to police forces.
“Until now forces have not had the means to process this footage so the National Dash Cam Safety Portal has been developed with this in mind.
“The Portal allows all road users to submit footage captured on devices, such as Dash Cams, which will enable the police to reduce such offences, ultimately making the roads safe for all users.”
A number of UK regional police forces have endorsed the NextBase dashcam portal. They include West Mercia Police and West Midlands Police.
Superintendent Paul Moxley, of West Mercia Police, said: “While the benefits to motorists of this ground breaking portal are clear, this convenience extends to police forces, since a process which previously took hours can now be reduced to a matter of minutes.
“The key in making this work for us has been determining a way of providing footage in an accessible format, whilst the creation of a witness statement is also integral to ensuring the process is as efficient as possible.
“In embracing this new technology it enables the concerned road user to help us positively influence driver behaviour to make our roads a safer place for all users.”