Incident Report Policy
Our aim is to Inform, Educate, Rehabilitate.
Honesty is an absolute necessity for the lawful operation of our reporting service, anything less renders our site and your report useless. We are not a Road Rage site or a conduit for your anger, if you want to scream, shout, or abuse, please do not use this site.
Our reporting service is designed to inform drivers of their bad, dangerous, or reckless driving. With this in mind it is hoped they will drive more considerately and carefully in the future epecially if they know their vehicle has lost its anonymity. This is called the "Hawthorne effect". In essence, the Hawthorne Effect can be summarized as individual behaviour may be altered because they know their actions are being monitored and could be reported on, with the resultant response usually being a dramatic or partial improvement.
Code of Conduct on Reporting Incidents
- Malicious or Mischievous reports will be investigated and legal proceeding may be taken where appropriate.
- File a report when you are calm and considered.
- File your report with the knowledge that even the best drivers sometimes make mistakes and errors of judgement.
- Be truthful and as accurate as possible.
- Do not exaggerate to justify any anger you may be experiencing.
- Do not swear, threaten, abuse, discriminate or use racist or obscene language.
- Even if you know where the driver lives do not include his or her address in your report.
- Under no circumstances should you identify by name or attempt to identify the driver by name or any of his or her passengers.
- Do not identify yourself by name or by other means that could identify you to the viewer of your report.
- You may refer to the driver as male or female, young or old but never by colour or creed.
- You can report a vehicles registration number plate including the vehicles colour, make and model if known.
- Comment on the drivers behaviour and attitude as you and as you alone witnessed.
- You can mention road names, streets names, but not house names or house numbers.
- You can mention motorways, towns, cities, shopping centres, parks, car parks, stations and airports.
- Remember you and you alone are responsible for the content of your report. (see terms and conditions)
- Do not file an incident report with any material which violates or infringes the rights of others.
- Once a report has been submitted you cannot alter or undo what you have said; so if in doubt please leave it out.
- Your report contents must not result in civil or criminal liability by violating any law of England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
- If we believe a report to be unlawful, dishonest or in any way break's the above code of conduct, we reserve the right to edit or delete your report without notice.
- If you do not agree with a report, you do have the right to reply with your comments being placed alongside the original report provided you adhere to our code of conduct.
- Any abusive emails or phone calls to us will not be dealt with and you will forgo your right of reply.
Roaddriver is not a substitute for the police, if you believe that a Road Traffic Offence has been committed, we strongly advise you to report the incident and circumstances as soon as possible to your local police.
RoadDriver urges you to support the police; they do a good job sometimes in very difficult circumstances; after all it is the police who have to deal with the aftermath and effects of dangerous driving. Sadly, when it comes to policing our roads, they are massively overstretched and underfunded, but they like you, would like to stop dangerous drivers before they kill or injure innocent drivers or pedestrians.
RoadDriver does not represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any reports filed or published on the RoadDriver web site. RoadDriver does not endorse any opinions expressed or implied by those filing reports. In using the site you acknowledge that any reliance on content filed or posted by other users will be at your own risk.
By submitting Visitor Content and or Incident Reports to the Website.
You agree to represent and warrant that such Visitor Content including Incident Reports shall not contain any dishonest, libellous, defamatory, abusive, threatening, obscene, illegal, unlawful, racist, sexist or other discriminatory comments which could cause offence. Your comments must not in any way identify the person or persons referred too in such Incident reports other than the vehicle license plate number, manufacturer, make, colour and model of vehicle. All information which you provide to us must be accurate, truthful and should not infringe the rights, including the intellectual property rights (for example, copyright) of any other person. By submitting any information, you confirm that you own or otherwise have the right to use the information which you give freely to RoadDriver to publish at its sole discretion. See full (terms and conditions)
Incident Report Policy - RoadDriver - 2014