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Crash Reporting

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.”


Under a recent change to Illinois Statute, completion of the Illinois Motorist Report is no longer a requirement. Based on Public Act 102-0560, a motorist involved in a motor vehicle crash will not need to fill out an SR1B Illinois Motorist Report and send it to the Illinois Department of Transportation. However, pursuant to State Rules, any employee involved in a crash in a state vehicle, is STILL required to file this report with IDOT’s Bureau of Data Collection, please send a request for a copy of the Illinois Motorist Report to DOT.CrashForms@illinois.gov

Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement agencies also have three options.  Please select one of the methods below for additional information:

Paper Reporting

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 Office of Planning and Programming's Bureau of Data Collection. No other crash report form is authorized. Traffic Crash Report forms are printed and furnished by the IDOT's Bureau of Data Collection. 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.

Electronic Reporting

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)

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.

Third-Party XML Submittals

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.

Interested in submitting your crash reports using a Third-Party XML System?

Support Hours:
Monday through Friday: 8:00a.m. – 4:30p.m.

Electronic Reporting Support :
(217) 558-7056, or

Mailing Address :

Illinois Department of Transportation
Office of Planning & Programming
2300 South Dirksen Parkway, Room 019
Springfield, IL 62764

Fax :
(217) 782-5285

Approved Third Party XML Vendors

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
1930 First Commercial Dr.
Southaven, MS  38671


Thomas Bounds
(662) 393-2046

Clarity Partners, LLC
20 N. Clark Street
Suite 3600
Chicago, IL 60602


Scott Hilkert
(312) 920-0550

EmergiTech, Inc.
9477 Waples Street
Suite 100
San Diego, CA 62121


Joe Dietzler
(858) 799-7000

1000 Alderman Dr.
Alpharetta, GA 30005


Steve Person
Law Enforcement Specialist Manager
(517) 455-9130 Mobile
(866) 895-7030 Fax

Omnigo Software
(formerly Information Technologies, Inc.)
10430 Baur Blvd.
St. Louis, MO  63132


Drew Steward
(800) 814-4843 Ext: 5222

Quicket Solutions, Inc.
1 N Wacker
Suite 2410
Chicago, IL  60606


Christiaan Burner
(630) 723-7723

Superion (formerly Sungard)
4161 Piedmont Pkwy.
Greensboro, NC 27410


Michael Koontz
State Coordinator
(336) 878-1631

TriTech Software Systems
9477 Waples Street
Suite 100
San Diego, CA 62121


Joe Dietzler
(858) 799-7000

Tyler Technologies/Brazos
526 University Drive East
Suite 201A
College Station, TX 77840


Mark Lepley
(888) 693-2811 Ext: 701563

Tyler Technologies / New World Public Safety
840 W. Long Lake Rd.
Troy, MI  48098


Brian Johns
(248) 269-1000 Ext 1249

Third Party XML Vendors in the Approval Process

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.
500 Fairway Drive, Suite 204
Deerfield Beach, FL  33441


Peter Tillman
(319) 431-5012

Bee Consulting and Computer Systems, Inc.
PO Box 285
Auburn, IL 62615-0285


Michael Bearden
(217) 438-2000

Crimestar Corporation
PO Box 53480
San Jose, CA 95153-0480



ID Networks, Inc.
7720 Jefferson Rd.
Ashtabula, OH  44004


Doug Blenman Sr (President)
(800) 982-0751

IDS Applications, Inc./Lawman
PO Box 214
Villa Ridge, MO 63089


Roger Hediger, President
(618) 920-6481

Intelligent Solutions, Inc./CAPERS
9930 W. 190th St., Suite L
Mokena, IL 60448


Reed Konnerth, Chief Operating Officer
(708) 995-7500

Public Safety Systems Inc. (PSSI)
10001 Derekwood Lane, Suite 204 
Lanham, MD  20706


Edward Kossa, Director of Operations
(866) 459-8600

Responder Systems


Tiburon, Inc.
3000 Executive Parkway, Suite 500
San Ramon, CA 64583





Xpediter Technology
7668 El Camino Real, Suite 104-619
Carlsbad, CA 92011



Interested in Becoming an Approved Third Party XML Vendor?

  1. Contact us at DOT.XMLSUPPORT@illinois.gov
  2. IDOT will create a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) and send it to the vendor to be reviewed, signed and returned.
  3. Once the NDA has been returned to IDOT, a conference call will be setup with the vendor to discuss the approval process and the specific technical requirements of the XML transfer.
  4. IDOT will work with the vendor to implement the requirements and will assist with the testing of the vendor's XML submittals.
  5. Once the vendor has successfully completed the testing of its XML transfer, it will be added as an approved Third Party XML Vendor.

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.

Traffic Records Committee

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.