Have you caught an incident on your dashcam or another device?
Is it an emergency?
Does it feel like the situation could get heated or violent very soon? Is someone in immediate danger? Do you need support right away? If so, please call 999 now.
What classifies as dangerous or careless driving?
The offence of dangerous driving under section 2 of the RTA 1988 is committed when a person's standard of driving falls far below what would be expected of a competent and careful driver and it would be obvious to a competent and careful driver that driving in that way would be dangerous.
Dangerous driving is an either way offence carrying a level 5 fine and/or 6 months' custody in the magistrates' court.
In the Crown Court, the maximum penalty is 2 years' imprisonment and/or an unlimited fine.
The offence of driving without due care and attention (careless driving) under section 3 of the RTA 1988 is committed when the defendant's driving falls below the standard expected of a competent and careful driver - section 3ZA(2) of the RTA 1988.
The maximum penalty is a level 5 fine. The court must also either endorse the driver's licence with between 3 and 9 penalty points (unless there are "special reasons" not to do so), or impose disqualification for a fixed period and/or until a driving test has been passed.
We ask that you ONLY submit footage that happened in the Northumbria force area.
We’ll ask you to submit a statement of the incident you’ve captured.
Please make sure you know the exact:
- Time of the incident (this may not necessarily match the time recorded on your dashcam)
- Date the incident happened
- Precise location of the incident - what3words can be useful to find the exact location or let us know a point of reference that was nearby e.g. a school, shop or a particular sign on the roadside