Report a road traffic incident
If you've been involved in a road traffic collision, or think you might have witnessed an offence on the roads, find out how to report it using our simple online tool. Just answer the quick questions below to make sure we give you the right advice and gather all of the relevant details.
Report a road traffic collision without evidence
If you were involved in a collision as a driver or rider you must report the incident yourself to police as soon as possible and, in any case, within 24 hours of the collision. No one else can do this for you.
See the Road Traffic Act 1988, Section 170 for further details.
You can report it:
- online - click 'Start' below to begin
- at your local police station
- by telling a police constable
Please note, as there's no evidence of the incident taking place, we can't prosecute anyone for a driving offence. However, if we get any new information we may get in touch and investigate your report further.
Click ‘Start’ below to complete our simple online form. Please provide as many details as you can about the incident.
Average completion time: ten minutes
Please have the following details ready, if possible:
- date and time of the collision
- registration and make of your vehicle
Please note: if you submit a road traffic incident report on this site, you'll be able to download a copy of your report. That report is a collision report. You can then send that report to your insurance company or solicitor.