How to report a traffic accident

Merseyside is now part of the national system Nextbase.
The system is used be Merseyside Police to monitor and process incidents and is a much more streamlined platform for viewing and acting on reports.
MCC member Ed Lamb has created a video to show how to use the Nextbase system.

Alternatively file an online report at then choose ‘Report’ followed by ‘Road traffic incident’. You’ll be given a reference crime reference number at the end which you can use to follow up if needed.
It’s very useful to have video footage, which you’re required to upload by using Dropbox or WeTransfer for the officers to download the footage from. Two minutes either side of the incident is needed as well.

Collideoscope invites you to report cycling collisions and near misses in the UK. It collects the reports together and makes the data available to planners, researchers and campaigners with the aim of making our roads safer for all. Collideoscope is a joint project from mySociety and the Merseyside Road Safety Partnership.
You can report actual collisions between a bicycle and another vehicle, or near misses where an incident was averted. Additionally you may report incidents where no other vehicle was involved, such as collisions or near misses with pedestrians, street furniture… or anything else.
Do not report incidents that have been reported to the police and are under investigation as this might prejudice any resulting court case.

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