X is sitting at a red light (in the US). Another car (driver Y) behind X swerves around X to drive through the red light. X's vehicle has a recording dashcam which captures the license plate of Y's vehicle as well as showing the clearly red light. X sends the video of the incident to local law enforcement.
Is the dashcam evidence admissible in a traffic violation proceeding, and can the evidence be used to issue a ticket against Y?
I understand that this may be somewhat locale-specific, and various states do have policies regarding use of video cameras for automated traffic enforcement, use of dashcams, and the admissibility of dashcam footage in court (generally provided by the defendant to prove innocence or police to prove guilt). However, the laws are somewhat imprecise regarding:
- What sources of video footage are admissible for traffic violation enforcement?
- Can third-party tips and willingly-provided evidence of illegal driving be used to raise traffic violations? Perhaps in certain states?