Illinois statute (625 ILCS 5/11-408) requires that crash reports be submitted to the Department “…within 10 days after investigation of the motor vehicle accident.”
Motorists have two options for submittal. Paper reports provided by the law enforcement officer at the time of incident can be mailed or hand delivered to the Department (at the address provided on the report) or electronically online
Law Enforcement agencies also have three options. Please select one of the methods below for additional information:
The SR 1050 is the only crash report form approved by the department, as the designated Administrator of crash information for the State of Illinois, for use in reporting crash investigations to the Division of Transportation Safety. No other crash report form is authorized. Traffic Crash Report forms are printed and furnished by the IDOT's Division of Transportation Safety. To request forms and other crash reporting materials, or to obtain further information:
It is extremely important that all required fields on the SR 1050 be completed accurately, completely, and legibly. The SR 1050 manual has been created to assist local law enforcement agencies in filing out the forms.
NOTE: As of December 31, 2014, IDOT will no longer support the MCR system or accept crash reports through the system.
Mobile Capture & Reporting (MCR) is a software system developed by the department and made available to law enforcement agencies throughout the state. Unfortunately, the costs to support the system and the emergence of XML reporting have led the department to the decision to phase out the MCR system at the end of calendar year 2014.
To reduce crash-related injuries and fatalities in Illinois, it is vital that the department receive crash reports and data as quickly as possible. By processing this data in a timely manner, the department can ensure it is complete, accurate and available for statistical analysis, research and decision support. In the last 10 years, the overall injury and fatality counts have been declining in Illinois, but there is still more work to be done to continue that trend. The department is assisting law enforcement agencies by partnering with third-party crash reporting vendors to electronically submit the data that is captured in their reporting systems.
In an effort to work with state and local law enforcement agencies and software vendors, a new program has been implemented allowing submission of crash report data electronically through third-party XML vendors. The department defines the XML format and tests third-party vendor’s software before agencies are allowed to use their systems to submit crash reports electronically. Crash data is validated upon submittal, and if accepted successfully, a department authorized bar code number is assigned to each crash report. A number of third-party XML vendors have been approved to participate in this program. However, it is very important to note that the department will not accept electronic reports via third- party vendors that have not participated in the established registration and data verification process, designed to ensure that electronically submitted crash data meets a minimum level of quality.
The department encourages all law enforcement agencies to begin to move forward from paper submittals to electronic crash reporting.
Monday through Friday: 8:00a.m. – 4:30p.m.
Electronic Reporting Support :
(217) 785-2364, or
Mailing Address :
Illinois Department of Transportation
Office of Planning & Programming
2300 South Dirksen Parkway, Room 019
Springfield, IL 62764
These vendors have executed non-disclosure agreements with the state and have completed the process of becoming an approved third party XML vendor.
Application Data Systems
Information Technologies, Inc.
Law Enforcement Associate
LexisNexis | Risk Solutions
Tyler Technologies/New World Systems
(248) 269-1000 Ext 1249
Quicket Solutions, Inc.
These vendors have executed non-disclosure agreements with the state and are in various stages of the process to become an approved third party XML vendor.
Advanced Public Safety, Inc.
Bee Consulting and Computer Systems, Inc.
ID Networks, Inc.
|Doug Blenman Sr (President)|
IDS Applications, Inc./Lawman
|Roger Hediger, President|
Intelligent Solutions, Inc./CAPERS
|Reed Konnerth, Chief Operating Officer|
Public Safety Systems Inc. (PSSI)
|Edward Kossa, Director of Operations|
If you have any questions about submitting crash reports electronically, please contact us at DOT.XMLSUPPORT@ILLINOIS.GOV. We look forward to working with you.
IDOT's Division of Transportation Safety is the administrator of the state's traffic crash information, as set forth in the Illinois Compiled Statutes: 625 ILCS 5/11-401. As Administrator, IDOT is required to (1) tabulate and analyze motor vehicle crash reports, and (2) ensure that every crash report is submitted on an appropriate form approved or provided by IDOT. Since 2001, there have been only two crash reporting forms approved by the department: the paper SR 1050 Illinois Traffic Crash Report form, and the electronic-based Mobile Capture and Reporting (MCR) form. Recently, a third format for submitting crash reports to IDOT has been approved: submitting via an XML format defined by IDOT.
IDOT uses motor vehicle crash information for a number of critical services including, crash data analyses, safety program design, and roadway engineering design with the ultimate goal of preventing fatalities or injuries on Illinois roadways.