Posted: Mar 6, 2014 12:55 PM
Updated: Mar 6, 2014 1:53 PM
AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Transportation launched a new Web-based tool for people to get copies of crash reports.
Previously, a person needing a crash report had to complete a form, attach payment and mail the request to TxDOT. The Crash Report Online Purchase System allows the public to search for the report of a crash in which they were involved and pay for it with a major credit card. The fee to download a copy of the report is between $6 and $8.
People can still mail in a payment and request for a crash report, but the new system allows faster results.
Carol Rawson, TxDOT director of traffic operations, said,"This new system will allow them to access and download the reports in a matter of minutes once we've received the report from law enforcement."