Road Traffic Collision Data

How to obtain road traffic collision data.

We do not directly record the number of traffic collisions that occur on roads in Suffolk. 

Road safety data is published by the Department for Transport, licensed under OGL Open Government Licence.  The data is usually revised annually at the end of September.

Basic collision data can also be viewed free of charge by visiting commercial websites such as CrashMap

Following a recent decision by the UK Information Commissioner, Suffolk Highways  does not provide collision data free of charge.

Reports

We do receive data from Suffolk Constabulary on road traffic collisions that:

  • occurred in Suffolk,
  • occurred on the highway,
  • involved personal injury,
  • and were reported to the police.

Information on damage only collisions and those not reported to the police are not included.

Please note we do not hold any CCTV footage.

You can commission Suffolk Highways to produce a report and location plan based on the data we receive from Suffolk Constabulary, for example to inform a planning application.

The report will include a map showing the location of any collisions, labelled by the police reference, and a formal report on each collision such as manoeuvre, road surface condition and the time of collision.

There is a charge for a report, which is dependent on the size of the area you require data for. Charges start at £70.00 + vat.

To commission a report, please email collision.data@suffolk.gov.uk the following information:

  • a plan showing the area you require data for,
  • how many years' collision data you require,
  • your contact details

Based on this information we will provide you with a quote.  If you wish us to proceed, you will be asked to send us payment to cover the cost quoted to you - we will not start work until we receive this payment.

 

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