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The following definitions are used by the Austin Police Department.

I. Driver's Crash Report (Blue Form) - This report is completed by a driver involved in a traffic crash when the crash is not investigated by a law enforcement officer and apparent damage is $1,000 or more or when the crash resulted in injury or death. Visit the TXDOT website for more information.

II. Crash HS Hot Shot- Crashes that are blocking traffic on high speed roadways, and/ or require life-saving first-aid. Examples: Crashes with a high probability of serious injuries such as rollover, head-on, or very high rate of speed crashes. Crashes blocking High Speed Roadways. HSR (High Speed Roadways) are Interstates, US and State Highways to include frontage roads. Crashes on HSR that have been pulled to the shoulder and are no longer blocking are not a Hot Shot call.

III. Crash Service- Crashes that are not blocking or impeding traffic. Crashes having occurred on private property. Leaving the scene crashes where there are no injuries, lanes, blocked, or any parties chasing the other as a result of the crash.

IV. Crash Urgent- Crashes involving minor injuries and or where minor injuries are suspected. Crashes that are blocking secondary roadways (non-high speed). Crashes having occurred on a HSR (High Speed Roadway), but are no longer blocking (having pulled to the shoulder / parking lot)*See Crash Service*. Crashes involving city vehicles. Traffic Hazard Any traffic hazard on major thoroughfares that may cause a crash, injuries, or otherwise cause undue traffic congestion. For example: pedestrians, stalled vehicles, debris in the roadway, and / or inoperative traffic signals.

V. Traffic Impediment- Impediments located on minor roadways that do not pose an immediate hazardous situation; but if not addressed could cause future problems. For example: railroad arms stuck in the down position, stalled vehicles, and street parking issues that impede traffic.