With over 10,000 law-breaking motorists already reported to the Metropolitan police courtesy of footage uploaded via its online portal, could this scheme be sent viral by paying those doing the reporting £10 per successful prosecution?
For example, mobile phone use by drivers is now endemic and in many cases this potentially deadly behaviour is flagrant despite a penalty of six penalty points. If those submitting footage of drivers using a mobile phone behind the wheel (or any other motoring offence) were to be paid £10 per successful prosecution, offending rates might quickly plummet.
The more successful this approach became, and as a result, the fewer law-breaking motorists there were to spot, the higher the reward paid could become. Such a scheme could be entirely self-financing with all administration and reward payments being paid for by an additional find levied on those prosecuted.
With the number of cash-strapped teenage camera phone users in our towns and cities, a £10 bounty could see offending rates for crimes such as using a mobile behind the wheel plummet.
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