Derbyshire Police are installing cameras to catch "rubberneckers" filming road accidents behind the wheel
- Derbyshire Police intend to pursue those filming accidents at the wheel
- Force will set up cameras on the side of the road near collisions to catch "Rubbernecker".
- Those caught in the act will be mailed a notification of the proposed prosecution
Derbyshire Police have announced that they will be installing cameras near accidents to catch "rubberneckers" filming traffic accidents behind the wheel.
Police confirmed that they will prosecute those who have had accidents while driving after witnessing three accidents on the M1 last Friday and spotting dozens of “disrespectful” drivers filming the scene.
Photos shared by the Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit show cameras installed on the side of the road near collisions to catch motorists in the act.
This footage is being reviewed and anyone behind the wheel filming on a cell phone or camera will receive a notification in the mail of the proposed law enforcement.
Derbyshire police have announced that they will be setting up cameras near accidents to catch "rubberneckers" filming traffic accidents behind the wheel. Pictured: a street camera
Derbyshire Police explained the new initiative on August 8th after crews had been on the motorway for most of the day due to heavy traffic and three collisions.
In a statement on Facebook, the group said, “We found that the Rubberneckers just couldn't help each other, as always.
“It's understandable to be curious about why you stopped in traffic, but your own driving shouldn't suffer.
“For some time now, the next step for a certain hardcore group of these elastic necked drivers has been to play around on their phone, put it on camera mode, and record the collision scene.
The force confirmed that they will prosecute those who have accidents after three accidents on the M1 last Friday
Derbyshire Police explained the new initiative on August 8th after crews had been on the motorway for most of the day due to heavy traffic and three collisions
While inspecting everyone between one and 40 tons of metal surrounded by dozens of others doing the same thing. It's disrespectful and illegal.
“It's a simple case of driving without care and attention. The driver should focus on what is ahead, not what is in the other lane and on their phone. & # 39;
The decision was lauded by social media users, one of whom said, "I never understood why people film the end of a loved one's life."
Others asked that the practice be routine.
Chris Pawson said, “Great idea. Concentrate on your own driving, respect those involved in accidents and do not film them to your own satisfaction. & # 39;