THP crash reports online

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security recently announced a partnership with Appriss, Inc., to provide citizens with a more efficient method to access traffic crash reports from law enforcement agencies across the state.

Effective immediately, the public may retrieve collision reports online through the secure website www.tnbuycrash.com 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Tennessee is one of five states to join Appriss, Inc., in offering this crash report service. Florida, Georgia, Indiana and Kentucky are also making crash reports available to the public online.

“One of our goals is to provide the best customer service to the citizens of Tennessee and to those who travel through our state. The implementation of this online service will provide the public with a fast, convenient option to obtain crash reports and enhance the efficiency of law enforcement agencies across the state. We look forward to working with Appriss to offer individuals another choice to access crash reports,” Commissioner Bill Gibbons said.

The Tennessee integrated Traffic Analysis Network is a database developed for the electronic collection, submission and management of all traffic safety related data in Tennessee. TITAN is the repository for all vehicle crash reports submitted to the Department of Safety & Homeland Security. Crashes investigated by the Tennessee Highway Patrol, as well as local police and sheriff departments, should be available online within seven days of the crash. The cost of an online collision report is $10.

Citizens may continue to visit any local THP district office or law enforcement agency to purchase crash reports or request a copy be sent through U.S. Mail. The fee for these options remains $4.

The additional cost for the online crash reports are based on convenience fees, which support the TITAN technology. The Tennessee General Assembly approved the additional fee for these services.

“State troopers will begin to distribute information about the online crash report system to the parties involved at the crash scene,” THP Colonel Tracy Trott said. “While this option benefits the citizen, it will also allow troopers and police officers to spend less time at crash scenes and enhance the safety and service of law enforcement officials across the state.”

Citizens may access online crash reports by visiting www.tn.gov/safety or www.tnbuycrash.com.

Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 12:26 pm