May is National Youth Traffic Safety Month

BuyCrash system helps law enforcement improve road safety

May 04, 2012, 10:27 ET from Appriss

LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Law enforcement agencies across the country are constantly working to improve traffic safety and reduce the number of accidents, thereby resulting in fewer injuries and fatalities on our roadways. With May being National Youth Traffic Safety Month, awareness is heightened to the fact that car accidents are the #1 killer of American teenagers.

One weapon many law enforcement agencies are using to make roads safer in their communities is BuyCrash, a software technology system for local law enforcement agencies that helps them more efficiently and more accurately collect, file, retrieve and analyze electronically submitted crash records. With that information easily available via a secure repository, safety officials can pinpoint problem areas and take action to improve road safety in those areas.

Through a public-private partnership with Appriss Inc., software and support is provided to the agencies at no cost. In addition law enforcement agencies have the opportunity to offer a powerful convenience option to the public making it easier for them to obtain a copy of their report. Involved parties can simply download an official copy of their crash report at

The BuyCrash system — which exists under a unique name in some states — is currently being used by law enforcement agencies in Florida (FIRES), Georgia (GEARS), Indiana (ARIES), Kentucky (KyOPS) and Nebraska.

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

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

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