How to Report a Traffic Accident on Apple Maps

Let Apple know where there's an accident on your route

What to Know

  • While using turn-by-turn directions, tap the route card > Report > Accident, Hazard, Speed Check or Roadwork.
  • Or from the Map screen, tap the circled "i" in the top right > Report an Issue > Accident, Hazard, Speed Check or Roadwork.
  • Say "Hey Siri, there's an accident here," or use CarPlay > the Report icon > Accident, Hazard, Speed Check or Roadwork.

This article includes instructions for how to report an accident on Apple Maps, including using Siri and CarPlay to report accidents and how to clear an accident.

How to Report an Accident

If you come across an accident on the road while using Apple Maps in your vehicle, you can report it within the app. Once reported, Apple will evaluate the accident (taking into account reports from other drivers as well) and then potentially label it for everyone to see on the app. Other drivers will then receive a notification as they approach the location.

The following instructions assume you already know how to use Apple Maps. You can report an accident directly in Apple Maps on your device, however you can also use Siri or CarPlay if you're driving.

Note

The accident reporting features is currently only available for Apple Maps users in the US and China mainland. Your device must also be running on iOS 14.5 or later.

  1. To report an accident while using turn-by-turn directions, tap the route card at the bottom of the screen to pull up additional options.

    To report one from the main Map screen, tap the circled "i" in the top right corner.

  2. Tap Report or Report an Issue.

  3. Tap the most relevant incident type to select it. You can choose from Accident, Hazard, Speed Check or Roadwork.

    Steps to report an accident in Apple Maps on an iPhone

    Note

    Some incident types may not be available depending on your location.

  4. Apple Maps will use your GPS location to mark the map with the appropriate incident.

Using Siri and CarPlay to Report Accidents

If you're driving, a safer way to report an accident is to ask Siri to report it, or use the CarPlay display in your vehicle if you have one. Siri is by far the easiest option.

All you have to do is say, "Hey Siri, there's an accident here," or "Hey Siri, there's something blocking the road." Siri will do the rest for you.

If you'd rather report an accident on your CarPlay display while getting turn-by-turn directions, just tap the Report icon, which looks like a speech bubble with an exclamation point in it. From there, you can tap Accident, Hazard, Speed Check or Roadwork.

Clearing Accidents

If you receive a notification in Apple Maps about an accident but don't see anything on the road, you can tell the app the accident has been cleared. The easiest way to do this is by using Siri to say, "Hey Siri, the accident has been cleared."

Or if you'd prefer to do it from your device or CarPlay map, simply tap the label and then tap Cleared. If the accident happens to still be there, you can alternatively tap Still Here.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I report a speed trap in Apple Maps? Yes. Use the same steps above to report an issue, then choose Speed Check instead of Accident.
  • How do I see traffic on Apple Maps? Tap the i icon in the upper-right corner to access settings, go to the Map tab, and then make sure Traffic is toggled on. Orange lines represent traffic slowdowns, and red lines represent heavy traffic.
  • How do I turn on Apple Map notifications? To manage app notifications on iPhone, go to Settings > Notifications and select the app. Make sure Allow Notifications is enabled.
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