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Cyclists filming drivers breaking the law

David Sherry often films drivers Credit: ITV News Anglia

An Essex cyclist claims he's filmed hundreds of drivers potentially breaking the law, then sent that footage to the police.

David Sherry from Harlow says drivers have got points and courses as a result.

Using a helmet camera, he cycles through rush-hour traffic filming drivers on their phones and sending the footage to the police when he returns home. This summer, he claims he caught 20 offenders in four minutes as they queued to get onto the M11.

Police Witness, a company that receives footage from the public and sifts it for evidence, estimates there are now more than 100,000 British road users filming their journeys.

Now the Home Office wants to bring in common standards on how the authorities deal with public footage.