Beginning today, the public can retrieve crash reports from state law enforcement agencies online.
The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security announces a partnership with Appriss Inc. that will allow citizens a more efficient method to access traffic crash reports from across the state. These reports can be accessed 24 hours a days, seven days a week.
The cost for an online collision report is $10.
Florida, Georgia, Indiana and Kentucky also have partnerships with Appriss that allows them to provide this service.
"One of our goals is to provide the best customer service to the citizens of Tennessee and to those who travel through our state," Commissioner Bill Gibbons said in a prepared statement. "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."
Reports will be available online within seven days of an incident. Reports can also still be accessed at any Tennessee Highway Patrol district office or law enforcement agency, or copies can be sent through the mail by request. The fee for those options is $4.
"State troopers will begin to distribute information about the online crash report system to the parties involved at the crash scene," THP Col. Tracy Trott said in a prepared statement. "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."
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