The main goal of TREDS (Traffic Records Electronic Data System) is to provide accurate, timely and detailed highway safety information for analysis and reporting. The data from TREDS is used to support Virginia’s efforts to reduce crashes, injuries, fatalities and associated costs. Through TREDS, Virginia now has one of the most effective and innovative information technology tools in the nation to identify and address its highway safety concerns.
This state-of-the-art, automated data system centralizes all of Virginia’s crash data and related information. It allows for the electronic submission of police crash reports, scanning of crash data submitted on paper reports at DMV, electronic mapping for locating the crash while completing the crash report, electronic crash diagramming, and integration with other data systems for enhanced data mining, analysis and reporting at various levels.