A maximum of 500 accidents are allowed in a single report (current selection accidents).
Please refine your selection using one of the following options:
1 - Draw a polygon around the area you want to report on using Drawing Tools then click in the Filter button
2 - Adjust the Collision display dates, Collision Type and severity using the Legend Tools
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This map includes injury related collisions reported to/recorded by the police.
TraffWeb displays information on road traffic collisions, safety cameras, and the functional route hierarchy for Essex. Essex County Council is not responsible for dealing with collisions which occur on the Trunk Road network. In Essex, the A12, A120, M11, and M25 are managed by agents on behalf of The Highways Agency.
Highways England operates, maintains and improves England's motorways and major A roads. In Essex these include the A12 (north of the M25), A120, M11, M25, A13 (M25 to A1089), A1089 and A282. For information about these routes please visit the Highways England website at highwaysengland.co.uk or contact them by email at email@example.com or telephone 0300 123 5000.
Road Traffic Collisions
This data, known as STATS19, is collected by police at the scene of an accident or may be reported by a member of the public. While not every injury collision is reported to the police, this dataset together with that of other police forces is the most reliable source of information on road casualties.
The information displayed here is based on the statistics gathered by the Police about road traffic collisions which result in injuries. This page contains no information on incidents which result in vehicle damage but no injuries. All personal details of people involved in collisions have been removed from the records displayed here.
Safety Cameras You can view the locations of fixed Red Light Cameras and Fixed Safety Cameras - popularly known as 'Speed Cameras'. For more information on Safety Cameras please visit our Driving Casualties Down website.
Functional Route Hierarchy In 2005, Essex County Council published its Traffic Management Strategy which included the Functional Route Hierarchy for Essex. This is a way of dividing up the roads by the type and volume of traffic using the road. This information is then used as the basis for other policies (such as the Speed Management Strategy) and to help Essex County Council manage the road network. The network is divided into County Routes (A and B Roads and some major unclassified roads) and Local Roads.
How to use this Site
This web application displays collisions in Essex County Council.
Information of interest may be toggled on/off using the Features menu.
Features are set to appear at specific scales only. Items which are greyed out on the Features menu cannot be shown on the current map and you will need to zoom in or out to see them.
The Search Toolbar uses the NSG streets gazetteer. Enter a street name or a postcode.
Zoom in and out using the scale bar on the map or by using the mouse wheel. Reposition the map by holding down the left mouse button and moving the mouse.
Hover the cursor over a feature to display key information or click on it for more information.
Use the Collision Display Dates on the Legend to modify the collisions displayed on the map. Collision data is available on this page for the period between
Displaying collisions between 01/01/2017 and 31/12/2021
Collision data published 11/11/2022
Essex County Council has chosen Traffweb from Buchanan Computing to deliver this map-based service
Buchanan Computing specialises in web-based tools and cloud services that make
information on highways and traffic easy to view and update. This service uses our Traffweb
system to provide quick and intuitive access to the data on base mapping from Ordnance Survey.
We are the UK’s foremost supplier of computer mapping (GIS) software for traffic and highway
applications. Our software and services are used by almost every highway authority in UK and by
I. You are granted a non-exclusive, royalty free revocable licence solely to view the licensed data
for non-commercial purposes for the period during which Essex County Council makes it available.
II. You are not permitted to copy, sub-license, distribute, sell or otherwise make available
the Licensed Data to third parties in any form; and.
III. Third party rights to enforce the terms of this licence shall be reserved to OS.
This map is based upon Ordnance Survey material with the permission of Ordnancy Survey on
behalf of the Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationary Office Crown Copyright. Unauthorised
reproduction infringes Crown Copyright and may lead to prosecution and/or civil proceedings.
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published material produced from Ordnance Survey data must include the following acknowledgement:
Reproduced from Ordnance Survey map data by permission of Ordnance Survey, Crown Copyright
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What is Traffweb?
Traffweb is a web app providing live access to published data through any standard Internet browser.
Simple to use, fast and configurable.
Specialist modules for highways include traffic orders, signs, markings, road accidents and consultation.
Serves up information rich data in an easy to understand format.
Data remains owned and controlled by its originator.
Cost effective and efficient.
Fully hosted, managed solution from the Buchanan Cloud.
Improving the flow and quality of information will reduce the time taken to answer common queries. Allowing access to the published source data will free up staff time and help to provide a service to a wider user base including the public.
An efficient way of handling information requests, saving staff time and associated printing and postage costs.
High quality information provided to all stakeholders, including colleagues in other departments, partner organisations, council members and the public.
Practitioners remain in control of the data.
A fully managed system available at a fixed cost.
Efficient data structure allowing for multiple data views, and search tools, specifically designed for the different types of users.
Secure access to restricted areas.
How does it work?
However complex the central database, users see only the view of the data that has been configured for their needs. They can then click on the map to 'drill down' to reveal more detail of associated data, images and documents. This approach keeps the interface clean and simple whilst catering for all types of user.
Finding the right location
Standard Gazetteers such as Address Point, Code Point and NLPG can be used to find a map location by street name or postcode. Navigation tools include roam, pan, zoom and bespoke search functions.
Zoom layering causes suitable base mapping to be displayed for the chosen scale.
Finding the right information
Users can select the type of information they want to see, for example, camera sites, proposed traffic orders or pay and display parking bays. Where the data changes over time, a date may be selected to view the historical situation at that time.
Drill down into layers of information
Simple queries such as 'where can I park?', are answered without initially providing too much detail. However, more information is available (from the underlying traffic order, for example) to allow TraffWeb users to answer their own detailed requests. This saves the time of authority staff and reduces the number of FoI applications.
Solutions and Connectivity
Traffweb's open structure enables it to publish data from a wide range of sources and to be configured to address many different operational needs. It can connect to our ParkMap, AccsMap and InvMap packages, disseminating this data to a wider audience.
Bespoke solutions and new applications can be developed rapidly by our development team.