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.
Is it an emergency?
If a crime is happening now or someone is in immediate danger, call 999 now.
If you're deaf or hard of hearing, use our textphone service 18000 or text us on 999 if you’ve pre-registered with the emergencySMS service.
Report a road traffic collision without evidence
Thank you. 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 by either:
- completing the form below
- going to your local police station
- 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