The primary objective when investigating crashes is to obtain information that can be used to develop crash prevention and crash reduction programs. The online Crash Reporting System (CRS) is designed to do just that: to assist PennDOT with the collection, timeliness, and accuracy of data. The Highway Safety Network (HSN) was awarded the “Traffic Records Program Administrators” (TRPA) project grant by PennDOT to plan, coordinate and implement all CRS law enforcement activities.
The project provides funding for Traffic Records Program Administrators known as (TRPAs), strategically placed throughout the Commonwealth. The regional TRPAs provide trainings, 24/7 technical support to ensure timeliness and accuracy of crash data electronically submitted to PennDOT by Law Enforcement Agencies (LEA’s). Additionally, PennDOT has provided funding for the e-filing of citations and crash reports through TraCS software known as the “PA TraCS to Locals” (PA TTL) project. Trainings and 24/7 technical support are also provided by the TRPAs.