Category: DashCam News

NextBase creates the National Dash Cam Safety Portal for UK and WALES Drivers to submit to Police directly.

A NEW online portal will allow motorists to link the drivers to police forces by directly sending dash cam footage to the authorities.

BBC News Story

NEXTBASE has created the National Dash Cam Safety Portal to allow drivers in the UK and Wales to submit their videos of dangerous or hazardous driving directly to Police.


The National Dash Cam Safety Portal (NDSP) is a response to the ever increasing submissions of video and photographic evidence from members of the public in relation to witnessed driving offences. It has been setup with the aim of reducing road accidents and making the UK’s roads safer.


NDSP caters for a broad range of road incidents including dangerous driving, using a mobile phone, driving without due care and attention, careless driving, overtaking on solid white lines, not in proper control, traffic light contravention or any other road traffic offence provided it is clearly made out in the submitted media.


It will not be possible to enhance if the original recording has failed to capture the number.


Incidents can be reported via the NDSP or directly to the Force where the incident occurred.


No. All that is required is a copy of the original file in unedited, uncompressed format.

More information about the he NextBase National Dash Cam Safety Portal can be found here;

National Dash Cam Safety Portal

Revolutionary dash cam portal makes sending police videos of dangerous driving a doddle

Another Raspberry Pi Dashcam, integrating a Backup Cam and Yi Dashcam

Excerpt Below, full article here: by Aaron Turner on Medium.

Putting a Raspberry Pi in a Car is a Great Idea. Here’s How it’s Done.

Retropie running in my 2003 Audi A4

I love Raspberry Pis. My buddy introduced me to them about three years ago, around when the pi 2 came out, and I fell in love. Currently I have about 4 running some type of home network system running a bunch of self hosted apps. I have them tell me “Hello, Aaron!”, whenever I come home through IFTTT. I have a 2 TB hard drive connected to a pi to run a file server. This same pi also runs motioneye to record motion across my house for security, which is then, stored onto the file server. I have multiple retropie images, which I swap out on a pi, and I also have a pi running my piStreamRadio for Galaxy Noise Radio.

But this isn’t about my pi setup. This is about a car. A car with a raspberry pi in it. The same buddy that introduced me to Raspberry Pis, introduced me into the basics of working on cars. I do my own oil, I switch my own belts, and I tend to my own repairs for smaller things like brakes, fuel injectors, starters, radiators, etc… So combining the two seemed natural. However, trying to come up with ideas for Raspberry Pis in a car is actually quite difficult. Common ideas I found were ODB monitors, and timelapse dash cams mentioned on reddit that didn’t really interest me. Or, expensive carputers running raspberry pis, and usually replaced your entire center console. However, my girlfriend bought me a dash cam and a reverse cam for my birthday. I knew I was going to be wiring stuff in my car, and I knew now was the perfect time for a raspberry pi in my car. Now I have that pi running retropie, will a bluetooth controller in my driver side bin, and also a bluetooth receiver for my phone to play music.

Horrific moment Russian MP is shot dead while driving to work is caught on DashCam. RUSSIA

WARNING – DISTRESSING FOOTAGE: Magomed Askhabov, from south-western Russia’s Republic of Chechnya, smashed head-on into a lamp post after being shot by an unknown gun man.

 Horrifying dashcam footage caught the shocking moment a Russian MP was shot dead as he drove to work.

Magomed Askhabov, from south-western Russia’s Republic of Chechnya, smashed head-on into a lamp post after being shot by an unknown gun man.

Dashcam footage from inside his Toyota Camry shows another vehicle driving alongside Mr Askhabov’s to his left.

Gunshots are heard and suddenly the MP’s blood spatters across the windscreen.

The car then rams into a lamp post, destroying the windscreen, before it spins over and turns onto its side.

Magomed Askhabov, from south-western Russia’s Republic of Chechnya, smashed head-on into a lamp post after being shot by an unknown gun man (Image: CEN)
Gunshots are heard and suddenly the MP’s blood spatters across the windscreen (Image: CEN)
Magomed Askhabov, head of the committee on land relations, was shot as he traveled to work on Friday (Image: CEN)
Mr Askhabov, head of the committee on land relations, was on the way to work to the city of Grozny on Friday, when he was shot through the window of the vehicle.

Local police have launched a criminal case for murder connected with the public duties of a person.

They are also looking to prosecute for illicit trafficking in weapons.

The assailant has not yet been identified.

Head of the Chechen republic Ramzan Kadyrov said based on information “obtained from numerous independent sources, as well as the reports of law enforcement agencies,” Askhabov’s murder was not political.

Magomed Askhabov’s dead body at the scene (Image: CEN)

He also claimed the murder was already ‘half-solved’, and emphasised that it was not terror related, reports Crime Russia .

It is reported that the investigation is under the personal command of Alexander Bastrykin, 64, head of the investigative committee of the Russian Federation.

The shocking video, which was posted online, has sparked speculation as to who was behind the killing.

One person said: “Somehow I think that this manslaughter was initiated by ISIS agents. These are all around us.”

Another added: “OMG looks like his brain was smashed out of his skill. A scene for an action movie.”

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NJ Appeals Court Opens Avenue to Police Dashcam Videos

A dashboard camera


A divided Appellate Division panel has ruled that the public can access videos recorded by police dashboard cameras.

In a 2-1 unpublished decision Monday, the majority said a recent ruling by the state Supreme Court could mean a police dashcam is considered a public record, available for release. However, the appeals court left open the question of whether documents stemming from the recording could also be released.

The majority in Ganzweis v. Lakewood largely affirmed a decision from October by Ocean County Superior Court Judge Vincent Grasso, who ruled the footage does not fall within the list of exemptions in the Open Public Records Act that allows government officials to keep certain records from public view.

But Appellate Division Judges Ellen Koblitz and Thomas Sumners Jr. said the case should be remanded to determine whether the plaintiff seeking the dashcam recordings, Shabsi Ganzweis, should be allowed access to reports written about the episode in question or be entitled to counsel fees.

Koblitz and Sumners said lower courts are still waiting for the state Supreme Court to determine whether reports and documents related to specific dashcam videos are records that are required to be kept by law, and thus subject to OPRA.

Appellate Division Judge Susan Reisner, in a partial dissent, said the record should not be open to public view since there are not statutes or state government directives that say those are required to be kept by law.

In this case, Ganzweis sought footage taken from the dashcam of a Lakewood police officer who was charged with official misconduct following a traffic stop—from which he charged a driver and passenger with drug-related offenses that were later dropped.

Grasso agreed that the dashcam video should be made public.

“OPRA manifests the state’s public policy of transparency in government,” Grasso said. “The court finds that the contemporaneous recording of a traffic stop by a police dash cam that was required to be maintained and activated is not exempt.”

Koblitz and Sumners largely agreed in their majority ruling.

“[I]t could be argued that the public’s legitimate interest in how its police officers conduct themselves constitutes a ‘particular interest’ in that information, well beyond that of idle curiosity, requiring disclosure under the common law.

“Rather than militate towards secrecy, ‘the public interest’ in an investigation into police malfeasance may well support disclosure,” the majority said.

The majority noted that the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office issued a press release about the incident, which may impact how much information may be ordered to be made public under OPRA. The majority said a trial judge should also review an award of $22,000 in counsel fees to Ganzweis and her attorney, Clinton solo Walter Luers.

Luers said the Supreme Court will have to determine whether dashcam videos and subsequent reports are documents that, under OPRA’s guidelines, are required to be kept by law, since Lakewood, at the time, had only issued a directive that all traffic stops be recorded.

The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office did not respond to a request for comment.