Report a driving offence

You can report a driving offence through our Operation Snap initiative.

  • 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 the other witnesses provide is not enough to investigate further, we will give the vehicle details to local officers for observations.

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 with dashcam footage

You can report driving offences in the Lincolnshire area and upload video evidence you have captured.

Submitted footage and reports are then examined and can be used to take action against drivers found to be breaking the law.

Report a driving offence with dashcam footage

Report a driving offence without dashcam footage

Complete our allegation of bad driving form below within 10 days of the incident and send to:

Traffic Process Team
Lincolnshire Police
PO Box 999
Lincoln
LN5 7PH

Report a driving offence without dashcam footage

Road traffic collisions

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

Nuisance vehicles and anti-social behaviour

Where no specific evidence is available against a driver but you wish to report nuisance and anti-social behaviour involving vehicles see our vehicle nuisance involving cars, bikes and mopeds advice page.

Frequently asked questions on our dashcam submission form

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

Traffic Process Team
Lincolnshire Police
PO Box 999
Lincoln
LN5 7PH
Tel: 01522 947280 

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

When e-mailing, please include:

  1. Notice Reference (the 16 digit number on your NIP beginning 032)
  2. Your full name and date of birth
  3. Details of your enquiry

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