CRASH system costs ~$1.98 per event vs. $11.35 for paper report


In today’s world, technology is constantly evolving and improving. Most police departments have computers in their vehicles and reporting crashes on paper is becoming obsolete. The Crash Reporting and Analysis for Safer Highways (CRASH) system is a free, secure Internet application for law enforcement agencies to process Texas Peace Officer’s Crash Reports (CR-3) electronically. It is a component of the Crash Records Information System (CRIS). The CRASH system includes the following features:

  • Ability to enter crash data over any Internet connection
  • Process supplement reports easily
  • Integrated diagramming tool
  • Auto-population of fields
  • Touch screen, keyboard, and mouse enabled
  • Use of intersection templates
  • Embedded help
  • Notepad Feature for Communication between Supervisor and Officer
  • Three Approval Levels – None, Officer/Supervisor/TxDOT, Officer/Supervisor/Records/TxDOT
  • On Demand Validation and Error Correction
  • Basic and Advanced Search
  • Image Preview and Review of Auto-population of Fields
  • MicroStrategy (Business Intelligence Tool) License for Reporting and Dashboard Development
  • Real time data transfer

Electronic crashes are being submitted, on average, in 2 days or less compared to the 20+ days for submitting paper crash reports.

The following pie chart, illustrates how reports are being submitted (as of 2/11/2017).