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 incident with a possible offence
Thank you. If you've exchanged details with the people involved in the collision, you don't need to tell the police. See the Road Traffic Act 1988, Section 170 for further details.
However, if you believe an offence has been committed that led to the incident, you can report it here.
How to report
You can report it:
online - click 'Start' below to begin
at your local police station
by telling a police constable
What we’ll ask you for
Please have the following details available, if possible:
date and time of the incident
registration and make of your vehicle
registration and make of any other vehicles involved
contact details of the other person, or people, involved in the incident
evidence of the offence taking place
contact details of any witnesses to the collision
An independent witness must be someone who witnessed the incident but who is wholly unrelated to the incident and to anyone involved.
They can't be a driver or rider involved in the incident.
They can't be a passenger involved in the incident, unless they were in a taxi.
They can't be known to the drivers or riders involved in the incident, such as a family member or friend.
Guidance on evidence
To be accepted in court evidence must:
include one minute before and one minute after the incident in any video footage
be in your possession - both the original and a copy
not have been edited or manipulated in any way
not have been shared on the internet (including social media)
Video footage may be shared with the other involved parties.
It's more likely we'll be able to take action if the registration number of the offending vehicle(s) is visible in the evidence.
Please note: if your evidence shows you committing an offence, as well as the offender, you may also be prosecuted.
What will happen to your online report
We’ll review what you’ve sent us and assess whether we can take any action.
If we haven’t contacted you within six weeks, it’s because we’re unable to take any action.
Once you have submitted a report on this site, you’ll be able to download a copy of it. That will be a collision report. You will be able to send that report to your insurance company or solicitor.