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Crash Preventability Demonstration Program Overview

On August 1, 2017, the Agency began accepting Requests for Data Review (RDRs) into its Crash Preventability Demonstration Program through DataQs.  Crashes eligible for the Crash Preventability Demonstration Program must have occurred on or after June 1, 2017.  The Crash Preventability Demonstration Program was expected to last a minimum of 24 months.

FMCSA will continue to accept crashes in the 8 eligible crash types that occurred from June 1, 2017 through July 31, 2019, until September 30, 2019.

On July 31, 2019, FMCSA announced a proposal for a new long term program. The press release is available here.

Crash Preventability Demonstration Program Meter

FMCSA’s safety programs use data from 3.5 million roadside inspections and 150,000 crashes each year to prioritize its enforcement resources on those motor carriers that pose the greatest safety risks on our Nation’s roads.

Studies show that crash involvement is a strong indicator of future crash risk.  The Crash Preventability Demonstration Program allows FMCSA to gather data to examine the feasibility, costs, and benefits of making crash preventability determinations on certain crash types.  FMCSA will use the information from the program to evaluate if these preventability determinations impact the Agency’s ability to identify the highest-risk motor carriers.

For more information on the Crash Preventability Demonstration Program, please visit:

Updated: Thursday, August 1, 2019
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