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.”


Motorists have two options for submittal.  Paper reports provided by the law enforcement officer at the time of incident can be mailed or hand delivered to the Department (at the address provided on the report) or electronically online

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 Division of Transportation Safety. No other crash report form is authorized. Traffic Crash Report forms are printed and furnished by the IDOT's Division of Transportation Safety. 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) 785-2364, 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

Appriss Inc.
15 Industrial Drive
Martinsville, IN  46151

Nils King
(765) 618-4049

EmergiTech, Inc.
2545 Farmers Drive, Suite 250
Columbus, OH  43235

Chuck Brady
(614) 339-8300

Information Technologies, Inc.
10430 Baur Blvd.
St. Louis, MO  63132

Drew Steward
(314) 997-5336

950 Trade Centre Way, 
Suite 115 Kalamazoo, MI  49002

Matthew Underwood
Law Enforcement Associate
LexisNexis | Risk Solutions
678.807.0444 Direct
888.480.9463 Fax

Tyler Technologies/New World Systems
888 W. Big Beaver Rd., 
Suite 600
Troy, MI  48083

Brian Johns
(248) 269-1000 Ext 1249

4000 Ossi Ct.
High Point, NC  27265

Janet Burke
(336) 878-1239

Quicket Solutions, Inc.
60 Hazelwood Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820

Christiaan Burner
(630) 800-0774

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
  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.