There are many accidents where the legislation does not require the presence of the Police any more. Still, those are incidents that limit the road traffic. Also in cases of traffic obstacles (such as a load fallen off a truck, a tree fallen across the road, etc.) and other unpredictable incidents, drivers are the first to learn.

We are organizing a team of voluntary traffic reporters/drivers within the ITIS.

Who are they?

A voluntary traffic reporter is a driver who is willing to provide information about problem incidents in road traffic that they encounter on their journeys. It is an advantage when they frequently travel on the motorways and roads within the Czech Republic. Apart from a fair share of interest, activeness, and willingness, a cell phone is necessary. It is a voluntary, unpaid activity.

Registration

The traffic reporter registration option is under the Registration item.

What do they do and why?

Voluntary traffic reporters call the free line of the Czech Road and Motorway directorate, where they share their information about traffic. This information is verified at the NTIC, edited and prepared for distribution via variable message boards, RDS-TMC service, www.dopravniinfo.cz web portal, or data distribution interface to all subscribers from among radio and TV stations, telecommunication service providers, traffic information service providers, freighters and carriers, public administration bodies, organizations and institutions, and other traffic information users.

A traffic reporter works according to the following slogan: "Let's help ourselves and others as well."

Types of reported traffic incidents

A traffic reporter provides information especially about the following situations:

  • traffic accidents,
  • vehicle or cargo fires,
  • traffic obstacles (such as immobile vehicles, lost cargo, uprooted trees, rock slides, etc.),
  • traffic light fault,
  • queues or increased traffic intensity,
  • and other similar incidents.

During the phone call, the following basic information has to be given:

  • where the incident took place (road number, stationing, direction, a nearby town or intersection, etc.),
  • what happened (incident type),
  • measures at the scene (current situation, expected development, detour, incident end, and traffic flow restoration, etc.).

"BECOME A TRAFFIC REPORTER - YOU WILL HELP YOURSELF AS WELL AS OTHERS."