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Crash Reports

Due to their confidential nature, Texas crash reports are not available for online viewing by the general public in accordance with Texas law.

Effective Sept. 1, 2019, per the 85th Texas Legislature Senate Bill 312, all Peace Officer Crash Reports (CR‐3) are to be submitted electronically. TxDOT is currently reviewing technological ways to assist paper submitting agencies with this mandate and will be providing additional information as it becomes available. TxDOT offers two electronic approved formats for submitting crash data that validates the crash when submitted:

  • Crash Reporting and Analysis for Safer Highways (CRASH): The CRASH application was created to allow law enforcement officers to submit the Texas Peace Officer’s Crash Report (form CR‐3) electronically to the State of Texas. Please visit our CRASH page for more details.
  • Submission Services: Submission Services was developed for agencies with an existing application and requires a web services client and adherence to the over 800 business rules and edits. (If interested in this option, please provide your vendor name, contact for your vendor and an agency contact to discuss implementing this option.)

Texas Crash Report Forms

This page contains the Crash Report forms and instructions used to report all crashes. Due to TxDOT’s 10-year retention policy for crash reports, and changes to the forms over time, there are three groups of crash reports and instructions to be used by law enforcement agencies when reporting crashes:

  • 2018 Texas Peace Officer’s Crash Report Forms – To be used for crashes that occurred on or after Jan. 1, 2018.
  • 2017 Texas Peace Officer’s Crash Report Forms – To be used for crashes that occurred on or after Jan. 1, 2017.
  • 2015 Texas Peace Officer’s Crash Report Forms – To be used for crashes that occurred between Jan. 1, 2015 and Dec. 31, 2016.
  • 2010 Texas Peace Officer’s Crash Report Forms – To be used for crashes that occurred between Jan. 1, 2010 and Dec. 31, 2014.

TxDOT also offers the CR-3 Alternate Texas Peace Officer’s Crash Report form that is formatted to include the crash report codes within the report.

Note: The CR-3 and CR-3 Alternate forms are for use by Texas law enforcement agencies only.

2018 Texas Peace Officer’s Crash Report Forms

The 2018 forms and publications are to be used to report all reportable crashes occurring on or after Jan. 1, 2018.

No. Title PDF
CR-3 2018 Fillable PDF Version (Crashes that occurred on or after 1/1/2018) (Rev. 1/1/2018) CR-3 2018 Fillable PDF Version
CR-3CS 2018 Code Sheets (For filling out the 2018 CR-3) CR-3CS 2018 Code Sheets PDF Version
CR-100 2018 Instructions to Police for Reporting Crashes (Version 17.0) (Rev. 06/28/2018) CR-100 2018 Instructions to Police for Reporting Crashes PDF

Note: The CR‐3 Alternate form was not updated for 2018. All Texas law enforcement agencies must use the CR‐3 form for 2018 and later crashes.

2017 Texas Peace Officer’s Crash Report Forms

The 2017 forms and publications are to be used to report all reportable crashes occurring on or after Jan. 1, 2017. The 2017 forms include updated Driver License Restriction code tables, added by Texas Department of Public Safety in December 2016.

No. Title PDF
CR-3 2017 Fillable PDF Version (Crashes that occurred on or after 1/1/2017) (Rev. 1/1/2017)
2017 Fillable PDF Version
CR-3CS 2017 Code Sheets (For filling out the CR-3 Alternate Version) 2017 Code Sheets PDF Version
CR-100 2017 Instructions to Police for Reporting Crashes (Version 1.5.1 Rev. 3/17/2017) Instructions to Police for Reporting Crashes PDF

Note: If the CR-3 Alternate form is used, please use to the 2015 Texas Peace Officer’s Crash Report Forms section below as no changes were made to these forms in 2017.

2015 Texas Peace Officer's Crash Report Forms

The 2015 forms and publications are to be used for all reportable crashes that occurred between Jan. 1, 2015 and Dec. 31, 2016. Note: This includes supplemental reports for crashes that occurred during this time period.

No. Title PDF
CR-3 2015 Fillable PDF Version (Crashes that occurred between 1/1/2015 and
12/31/2016) (Rev. 1/1/2015)
2015 CR-3 Fillable PDF Version
CR-3CS 2015 Code Sheets (For filling out the CR-3 Alternate Version) (Rev. 1/1/2015)
2015 Code Sheets (for Filling Out the CR-3 Form) PDF
CR-100 Instructions to Police for Reporting Crashes (Version 1.4, 8/1/2016)
Instructions to Police for Reporting Crashes 2015 Edition (Revised: 08/01/16) PDF
CR-3A
2015 CR-3 Alternate Version (Rev. 1/1/2015)
2015 CR-3 Alternate Version PDF
CR-100 Alternate CR-100 Alternate - Instructions to Police for Reporting Crashes
(For use with Form CR-3 Alternate only) (Version1.3, 1/1/2015)
CR-100 Alternate - Instructions to Police for Reporting Crashes

2010 Texas Peace Officer's Crash Report Forms

The 2010 forms and publications are to be used for all reportable crashes occurring between Jan. 1, 2010, and Dec. 31, 2014. Note: This includes supplemental reports for crashes that occurred during this time period.

No. Title PDF
CR-3 Texas Peace Officer's Crash Report (1/1/2010)
Texas Peace Officer's Crash Report PDF
CR-3CS Code Sheets (For filling out the CR-3 form) (Rev. 1/1/2010)
Code Sheets (for Filling Out the CR-3 Form) PDF
CR-100 Instructions to Police for Reporting Crashes (Version 1.0, 10/1/2014)
Instructions to Police for Reporting Crashes (Revised: 10/01/2014) PDF
CR-3A
CR-3 Alternate Version (Rev. 7/1/2011)
CR-3 Alternate Version PDF
CR-100 Alternate CR-100 Alternate - Instructions to Police for Reporting Crashes
(Version 1.2, Rev. 7/30/2014). For use with Form CR-3 Alternate only.
CR-100 Alternate - Instructions to Police for Reporting Crashes (Version 1.2, Rev. 07/30/2014) (For use with Form CR-3 Alternate only) PDF

Other Crash Records Forms

Important Note: Effective Sept. 1, 2017, per the 85th Texas Legislature Senate Bill 312, the Driver’s Crash Reports (Form CR‐2) are no longer retained by the Texas Department of Transportation. Drivers involved in a crash not investigated by a peace officer should retain this form for their records.

No. Title PDF
CR‐2 (09/2017) Driver’s Crash Report Form (Effective Sept. 1, 2017). This form is to be used for crashes that occurred on or after Sept. 1, 2017, and retained by the driver for their records.
Driver’s Crash Report Form PDF
CR-80 Vehicle Damage Guide for Traffic Crash Investigators (Version 1.2, 1/1/2015)
Vehicle Damage Guide for Traffic Crash Investigators PDF
CR-91 Request for Peace Officer's Crash Report (Rev. 3/1/2018)
Request for Peace Officer's Crash Report PDF
CR-91A Request for Copy of Driver's Crash Report (Rev. 9/1/2017)
Request for Copy of Driver's Crash Report PDF
CR-102 Manual on Classification of Motor Vehicle Traffic Crashes in Texas (Version 1.4, 1/1/2017)
Manual on Classification of Motor Vehicle Traffic Crashes in Texas PDF
CR-1001 Death/Toxicology Report (Medical Examiner/Justice of the Peace) (Rev. 11/1/2016)
Death/Toxicology Report (Medical Examiner/Justice of the Peace) PDF

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