We are proud to have the League of American Bicyclists recognize our work to reduce “dangerous driver behavior through the use of citizen video evidence and incident reporting.”
Ken McLeod, LAB’s Policy Director, posted this in their October 30, 2017 Advocacy Update:
Video evidence being used to prosecute assault cases in California
CyclistVideoEvidence.com is focused on reducing dangerous driver behavior through the use of citizen video evidence and incident reporting. In the past few years, they have worked with California law enforcement to cite drivers for egregious near miss passes, including several successful prosecutions and the development of warning letters based on video evidence. This week, their incident reporting system captured an assault of a bicyclist by thrown tennis balls on a 50 mph road.
If you ride with a video camera, as I do, CyclistVideoEvidence.com provides a valuable resource for how to use the video you collect for proactive engagement with law enforcement about any incidents that occur, regardless of whether you are injured.
Please be sure to ride with a camera and submit all of your egregious near miss incident reports to our free Incident Management System so you can track, analyze, update, and map your incidents. Once your incidents are entered all cyclists will be able to search for those specific license plates to identify repeat offenders, hopefully before collisions occur!
Wishing you safe cycling!