Aggregated motor vehicle crash data is critical information used by federal, state, and local agencies for highway safety research and studies. The results of this research, including new and innovative safety programs, further the efforts of the department in Driving Zero Fatalities to Reality! IDOT offers a wide variety of data summaries and reports about motor vehicle crashes. This section of the website offers access to crash data summary reports, fact sheets and interactive tools, based on a topic selected below.
Other data summaries or reports are available by submitting a special request through the online Question/Comment Submittal Form or by writing to the Crash Information Section, 2300 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, Illinois 62764
Review the Illinois Traffic Records Coordinating Committee’s progress as they identify engineering solutions using crash location characteristics, trends and contributing factors analysis to improve information systems and crash data reporting.
To view national fatality statistics including motorists, passengers, and non-motorists (i.e. pedestrians, pedalcyclists, etc), please navigate to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) webpage. On this page, you can also view statistics at the state level by clicking the State Traffic Safety Info tab.
The Department, as provided by law, collects motor vehicle crash reports from law enforcement agencies throughout the state of Illinois. The Illinois Vehicle Code precludes the Department from furnishing copies of crash reports, or related attachments, to anyone other than the original investigating law enforcement agency, or to federal, state, and local agencies engaged in highway safety research and studies. Crash reports and investigations conducted by the Department are confidential under the Illinois Vehicle Code (625 ILCS 5/11-408 and 11-412). Reports by law enforcement officers are confidential under Section 11-408(b), and individual motorist’s reports are confidential under Section 11-412. If you want a copy of a crash report, you must contact the law enforcement agency that investigated the crash. Illinois law does not allow the Department to provide copies of crash reports or divulge any personal information related to the crash, other than noted earlier herein. The law also stipulates that investigating agencies may furnish copies at a fee not to exceed $5 each.