Roadsafe London

Roadsafe London is an information and Intelligence gathering tool. It is for members of the public to advise us about criminal, nuisance and anti-social behaviour on the roads of London. It is staffed by experienced traffic officers.

Submit your report using our new road traffic incident form here.

Please provide as much information as possible. Please make the information as specific as possible, particularly around regard to days, times and locations. Your information will be used to improve the Intelligence picture about individuals and/or locations. It may assist us to effectively resolve the issue that you have raised.

You may remain anonymous if you wish but if you do provide contact details we will acknowledge your information and reserve the right to contact you if we feel you may be able to provide further information or clarification. In any event your details will not be provided to anyone else.

We want to know about people who endanger other road users by:

  • Driving under the influence of drink or drugs
  • Driving with no insurance/licence
  • Speeding or dangerous driving
  • Using an un-roadworthy vehicle

Roadsafe London is not :-

  • A replacement for 999 and is not designed for an emergency response. Should you wish to report an incident that requires an immediate police response then please call 999. Call 101 for a non-emergency.
  • A means of reporting crime for further investigation. Some crimes can be reported online here.
  • A means of reporting bad driving with a view to prosecution, please attend your nearest police station to do so. You must be prepared to make a statement and attend court and give evidence.
  • A means to report an abandoned vehicle, or if you have any issues with local parking, these concerns should be directed to your local council, details of councils can be found on the GOV.UK website.

Video footage

Occasionally, people refer us to video footage in the public domain e.g. YouTube or similar sites. In the course of dealing with your information we may direct others to any material that has been openly posted, to raise road user awareness and to promote safety.

Some points to bear in mind regarding video submissions: Videos should be submitted within 48 hours of the event. Footage should be of high quality and include at least two minutes before and two minutes after any incident. For prosecution purposes, video evidence can only act as corroboration. This means that you will need to attend a police station and give a written statement and must be prepared to attend court to give evidence in person.

Videos should not be edited in any way. They must not rely on a perception of distance such as a close pass as the apparent distance will vary according to the type camera and settings. There are other issues with video evidence, such as parallax error, which makes objects appear close together when they are seen in line. In general, evidence of provocation or disproportionate reaction will mean that no action is taken.

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