Collision reporting system leads to improved traffic safety

Easier, quicker access to reports helps mitigate problem spots

Jun 24, 2013, 07:00 ET from Appriss

LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- "The crashes have practically come to a halt."

That's Col. Steve Wagner, Chief Deputy of the Hendricks County Sheriff's Office in Indiana. He's talking about an intersection in the county where, thanks to information gleaned from Appriss' collision reporting system, it was made very clear there were an inordinately high number of accidents. That information helped county government decide to install two additional stop signs at the intersection, turning a two-way stop into a four-way stop, which led to the decrease in accidents.

"The system has been very beneficial for us," said Wagner. "It has vastly improved our ability to collect, submit and analyze crash data. By making our crash reports more timely, more accurate and more efficient, we have easier and quicker access to information that we can use to make traffic changes that make a real difference —not only for the safety of the driving public, but also for the officers who respond to the crashes."

Wagner says the system's ease of use adds to its value. "The officers can enter all the information at the scene and transmit the information from the scene. They can do the narratives; they can do every part of the crash report while they're at the scene. It's so much more efficient."

About Appriss
Appriss keeps communities safe and informed by using innovative technology to provide a suite of products that: inform crime victims of an offender's status (VINE® and VINEmobile™); help police catch criminals (JusticeXchange®); improve traffic safety and make crash reports available online (; and prevent the illegal sale of pseudoephedrine to help reduce the number of meth labs (NPLEx™).

Appriss also provides a smartphone app for sheriffs' offices to help them communicate more effectively with their communities. The MobilePatrol™ app is provided at no cost to sheriffs who offer VINE.

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