Getting Started

CrashMap is designed to be an extremely easy to use tool that will allow you to find out information about road traffic crashes on Britain’s roads. This is based on official Government data that has processed to make it much more accessible to members of the public.

Using Google Maps

We have designed the system around Google maps as this will be very familiar to many visitors. You can search the map in the usual way, panning and zooming to find the precise location that you need.

If you need help in using the basic Google maps tool, then please do read the help files that they provide

When you find the location that you want, all the crash records will appear as pins in the map – click on any of these pins and you will see a pop up ‘balloon’ that includes some basic information about each collision.

Getting More Information About An Incident

If you would like to see much more than the basic information that is provided free of charge, it is easily available and you are only a few clicks away. All you will need to do is create an account and don’t worry, we don’t ask for lots of information – enter your name and e-mail address and we’ll get you registered on the site.

All new users receive a free report and after that you can purchase credits to download full reports, and also access any reports that you have previously purchased. Some reports are provided free of charge for a number of reasons, often in support of new features or territories, with more information available on our Facebook page.

Buying Reports

Purchasing reports is done using credits. Each report costs just one credit, and you can buy a single a single credit for £1 or if you are interested in buying a larger number of reports, you can take advantage of the discounts available for buying larger numbers of credits.

Credits do not expire, so if you ever log back in to your account you will be able to see how many credits you still have to spend on the site. You also only pay for any given report once, and it will remain accessible to you through your account. Any improvements and upgrades to the dataset will automatically be available to download once implemented.


To keep things really simple this site uses PayPal for all payments, so you can make the most of the range of ways in which PayPal lets you pay for items.

Accessing Your Reports

Reports contain much more comprehensive data about the road traffic crash you are interested in and can be downloaded as PDF documents. If you would like more information on what you can expect to find in the report then read the ‘About the Data’ section of this site.

Any reports that you have purchased will stay on your account. Even if you try to buy the report a second time by mistake the system will not let you, instead you will be taken back to the relevant report in your account history.