Op Snap

Op Snap is an online portal where you can upload footage of suspected driving offences. Every single submission is viewed and where the footage shows a traffic offence, action is taken.

You can report driving offences such as:

  • Dangerous driving
  • Driving without due care and attention
  • Careless driving
  • Not wearing a seatbelt
  • Failing to stop at a red traffic light
  • Crossing solid white lines
  • Offences where a driver is clearly not in proper control of a vehicle

The information you provide will help us to decide if there is enough evidence of an offence, which can be investigated and prosecuted. 

If the information you and other witnesses provide is not enough to investigate further, we will send vehicle details to officers for intelligence purposes.

When submitting a report through Operation Snap you must be willing to attend court to give evidence, should the case go that far.

Whilst we appreciate your time and commitment to reporting an incident of bad driving, the evidence you alone provide may not be enough to meet the criteria for the alleged offender to appear in court.

Report a driving offence on Op Snap

If you do not have dashcam footage, you can still report bad driving.  Find details on how to report bad driving without dashcam footage.

Operation Snap can’t be used to report road traffic collisions.  You should do this by calling 101.

Op Snap outcomes

The below table shows the total number of submissions received by Op Snap in Lincolnshire since we launched in February 2021 and the outcomes of each submission. We believe education is key in keeping our road users safe.  Many drivers are simply in too much of a rush.  They make risky and careless decisions, they are impatient and their driving falls below that expected.

 

Feb-Mar

Apr-Jun

Jul-Sep

Total

Submissions

58

241

308

607

No Further Action

22

57

88

167

Warnings

5

101

115

221

Fail to comply with red / green arrow / lane closure traffic light signals

2

0

20

22

Drive on a road / in a public place without due care and attention

4

25

31

60

Fail to comply with a stop sign

6

8

2

16

Drive on a road / in a public place without reasonable consideration to other users

7

15

16

38

Fail to comply with solid white line
road markings

3

15

14

32

Use a handheld mobile phone / device while driving a motor vehicle on a road

1

1

0

2

Stop a vehicle within pelican pedestrian crossing limits

0

2

0

2

Drive vehicle not in proper control

1

0

1

2

Fail to comply with endorsable section 36 traffic sign

0

1

4

5

Fail to stop at red light at pelican crossing

0

1

0

1

Overtaking within pedestrian crossing limits (Pelican)

0

0

0

0

Use a motor vehicle/trailer the number of passenger/ manner carried likely to cause danger

0

0

0

0

Dangerous Driving

0

0

2

2

Other

7

15

15

37

Frequently asked questions

What offences are covered by Operation Snap?
What will happen to a driver reported through Operation Snap?
Will my own driving or the way in which I capture the footage be scrutinised?
Can Operation Snap take action on close passes on cyclists and horse riders?
Will you take action against cyclists breaking the law or riding dangerously?
What forms of evidence does Operation Snap accept?
Will I have to make a statement as part of my submission?
Are there any limits on submitting footage?
Do I have to have an accurate date/time stamp on the video footage?
I can't read the number plate can you enhance it?
Will my mobile phone or other recording device be taken from me?
What do I need to do with the original recording?
If I need to keep the memory card or device to one side will the Police give me a new one?
Can I just send some screen shots from my video they clearly show the offence I want to bring to your attention?
I’ve put my footage on social media and it’s getting lots of comments. Can you take a look?
How will my footage be stored?
How long will the footage be stored for?
How will the evidence I provide be used?
Will the offending driver know who I am?
Will I have to go to court to give evidence?
I want you to see the footage but I don’t want to go to court. Can't you just deal with it?
You’re asking the public to do the Police's job here. Why can't you catch all these people breaking the law?
I think I’ve been reported by someone using Operation Snap. What should I do?
What if I have footage of other offences not covered by Operation Snap? What should I do?
Will my footage be used for any other purposes?
Will I be contacted by the Police?

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More help and support

If you have any further questions regarding Op Snap.

Please e-mail us at OpSnap@lincs.pnn.police.uk

Do not email footage or photographs as the email will be rejected. This email is only to be used for questions relating to the operation.

19 Nov 21 12:15 PM

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