Automated Crash Data Interface Files
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TxDOT has an automated process for requesting and receiving raw crash data in the form of comma separated value (CSV) extract files. These files include crash data collected in TxDOT’s Crash Records Information System (CRIS) from the Texas Peace Officer’s Crash Report (form CR-3) from Jan. 1, 2012, to present. There are two file types available.

  • The standard extract provides crash data for crashes occurring on the state highway system. This file includes personally identifiable information and is only available to certain governmental agencies in accordance with Texas law.
  • The public extract includes all publicly available crash data. All personally identifiable information has been excluded from this file and the file is available to the public upon request.

The CRIS Automated Interface Guide provides instructions on how to register and receive the extract files.

The extract specification files below contain all of the data fields that are included in each type of
extract file, along with their codes and effective beginning and end dates.

Date Title Format
06/07/21 Standard Extract File Specification
06/07/21 Public Extract File Specification


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