Hampshire police launch online tool to report crashes

CRASHES can now be reported online to police after the launch of a new tool.

Wednesday, 4th July 2018, 5:54 pm
Updated Monday, 16th July 2018, 5:07 pm
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Hampshire Constabulary is among the first outside of London to offer the service.

The tool allows people to report crashes and upload images or video.

A Hampshire police spokesman said: '˜The new service has been designed based on extensive user research and uses proven technology that is already benefitting the public in London.

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'˜Residents of Hampshire and Thames Valley are the first outside of the capital to benefit. This is part of a national project, driven by the Digital Public Contact programme, that is aimed at creating a Single Online Home benefitting people across the whole country. 101 is national, 999 is national, digital services should be the same.

'˜Early data from testing shows that reporting road traffic incidents online is proving convenient for the public.'

It is separate from a £32m over-budget new contact management system.