To convene a working group to review the data elements of post-accident reports for reportable tow-away accidents involving commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) and to report to the Secretary of Transportation its findings and any recommendations, including best practices for State post-accident reports to achieve the recommended data elements.
Section 5306 of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, 2015 (FAST Act) required the Secretary of Transportation to convene a working group to review the data elements of post-accident reports for reportable tow-away crashes involving CMVs.
The working group considered requiring additional data elements in post-accident reports for reportable tow-away crashes involving CMVs, including:
- The primary cause of the accident, if the primary cause can be determined; and
- The physical characteristics of the CMV and any other vehicle involved in the accident, including:
- The vehicle configuration;
- The gross vehicle weight, if the weight can be readily determined;
- The number of axles; and
- The distance between axles, if the distance can be readily determined.
Working group report containing findings and recommendations; recommendations to the States for new data elements to collect following reportable CMV accidents.
|April 2016: Convene working group (convened via teleconference on March 30)||☑|
|April 26, 2016: In-person meeting to discuss Task 1 findings.||☑|
|July 2016: In-person meeting to discuss Task 2 findings.||☑|
|December 6-7, 2016: Public meeting of the Post-Accident Review Advisory Committee to review State police accident reports (PARs) and consider PAR best practices/requiring additional data elements on PARs||☑|
|December 15, 2016: Advisory Committee submitted report with recommendations and ideas relating to PAR best practices||☑|
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Work done in-house; working group employed in early stages.
Updated: Monday, March 4, 2019