We maintain an automated database of all reported motor vehicle
traffic crashes in Texas for the current calendar year, as well as
the previous five calendar years.
Federal highway safety laws require the state to create this
crash database for use in obtaining federal safety improvement
funds. Section 409 of Title 23 of the United States Code, forbids
the discovery and admission into evidence of reports, data, or other
information compiled or collected for activities required pursuant
to Federal highway safety programs, or for the purpose of developing
any highway safety construction improvement project, which may be
implemented utilizing federal-aid highway funds, in tort litigation
arising from occurrences at the locations addressed in such
documents or data. Information that is not available to a party in
civil litigation, may be confidential under state law, pursuant to
Tex. Gov't. Code Sec. 552.111.
As per Sec 550.065 of the Texas Transportation Code, not all
reported motor vehicle crash information is releasable.