Update: Louisiana eCrash

November 5, 2021

BATON ROUGE - In 2022, the updated Louisiana crash report and new crash reporting software will begin to rollout. To prepare Louisiana law enforcement agencies for the imminent transition to the state crash report and from usage of LACRASH to the Louisiana eCrash reporting software, the Center for Analytics & Research in Transportation Safety (CARTS) is pleased to provide some general information on the process, timeline, and impact.

After over sixteen years of use, the Louisiana crash report form no longer meets the needs of the transportation community. A steering committee, comprised of individuals that represent a variety of traffic safety stakeholders, is working to develop a new crash report. The new crash report will be more align with the Model Minimum Crash Criteria (MMUCC) guidelines, and it will capture necessary data to improve highway safety throughout the state.

The rollout of Louisiana eCrash is anticipated to begin in the second quarter of 2022, and all transitions by participating law enforcement agencies should occur by the end of the third quarter. To work with agencies on this transition, CARTS staff will reach out to the agency contacts using information they have on file. For this reason, CARTS seeks to ensure that their agency contact records are up to date. Agencies may verify this information, submit changes, and add new contacts to CARTS records by completing this short survey.

To facilitate the transition to the Louisiana eCrash reporting software, a website and training videos are currently in development. Videos will cover various system user role functions such as approval of reports, dividing users by shift within an agency, modifying accounts, and more. Once the website is complete, the link will be provided to the contacts on record.

For further information about the crash report update and implementation of Louisiana eCrash, please visit the crash report update website. This website offers stakeholders information on both why and how the state crash report is changing, as well as insight on the new electronic crash reporting system. The helpful Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section addresses questions about the costs, system requirements, and features of Louisiana eCrash application.


The Center for Analytics & Research in Transportation Safety (CARTS) is responsible for collecting, maintaining, integrating, analyzing and distributing crash-related data captured from law enforcement and other agencies throughout the State of Louisiana. CARTS utilizes this data to develop business intelligence (BI) and GIS tools, perform research studies and produce an annual factbook. These tools and publications are used by decision-makers to identify potential problem areas, create countermeasures, set policies, and establish programs to improve the safety of our roadways in Louisiana. CARTS is a center within the E. J. Ourso College of Business at LSU.


Contact: CARTS (carts@lsu.edu)

Center for Analytics & Research in Transportation Safety