Can CCTV or camera footage be used against you for driving offences?

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If you've never been stopped by the police and arrested while driving on a ban, can cctv or camera footages be used against you for that offence?

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gices Level 6

Yes and No. If somebody was actively monitoring CCTV or camera footage and noticed that you were driving whilst disqualified, then you can be prosecuted for that. However that does not happen in reality because it will take a considerable amount of time to get staff to look for banned drivers who are still driving. Police vehicles are equipped with Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) and scans vehicles in their range and are able to identify if people are driving cars without MOT, car insurance, road tax and whether the driver of that vehicle is disqualified. This makes it a lot easier for them to stop you and charge you accordingly with that offence.

This does not mean that you should drive if you are banned. The ban is there for a reason and the risks of getting caught are high and the consequences can be devastating as well.

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