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Crash Preventability Demonstration Program Quarterly Statistics

Request for Data Review (RDR) Submission and Completion Metrics - as of March 27, 2020

RDRs Submitted to Crash Preventability Demonstration Program

Crash Type

Number of RDRs Received

When the commercial motor vehicle (CMV) was struck by a motorist driving under the influence (or related offense)

1,212

When the CMV was struck by a motorist driving the wrong direction

2,010

When the CMV was struck in the rear

8,782

When the CMV was struck while legally stopped or parked, including when the vehicle was unattended

1,128

When the CMV was struck by an individual committing or attempting to commit suicide by stepping or driving in front of the CMV

166

When the CMV sustained disabling damage after striking an animal in the roadway

478

When the crash was a result of an infrastructure failure, falling trees, rocks, or other debris

376

When the CMV was struck by cargo or equipment from another vehicle

554

None of the above 4

Total

14,710

RDRs Not Eligible for Crash Preventability Demonstration Program

Reason Crash is Not Eligible/Closed

Number of RDRs Not Eligible

Date was not on or after June 1, 2017

674

The crash was not a valid crash type for the program as indicated by the submitter

2,154

Closed - Not Eligible as determined by FMCSA

5,436

Closed - No response from submitter

147

Total

8,411

Crash Preventability Demonstration Program Determinations

Determination of RDR

Number of RDRs Completed

Preventable

148

Not Preventable

8,444

Undecided

524

Total

9,116

Crash Preventability Demonstration Program Determinations by Crash Type

Crash Type

Total RDRs

Undecided

Final Not Preventable

Preventable

When the commercial motor vehicle (CMV) was struck by a motorist driving under the influence (or related offense)

688

36 636 16

When the CMV was struck by a motorist driving the wrong direction

570 44 514 12

When the CMV was struck in the rear

6,334 360 5,891 83

When the CMV was struck while legally stopped or parked, including when the vehicle was unattended

722 41 660 21

When the CMV was struck by an individual committing or attempting to commit suicide by stepping or driving in front of the CMV

30 3 27

0

When the CMV sustained disabling damage after striking an animal in the roadway

373 19 348 6

When the crash was a result of an infrastructure failure, falling trees, rocks, or other debris

140 8 129 3

When the CMV was struck by cargo or equipment from another vehicle

233 12 214 7
Total 9,090 523 8,419 148

Summary of Carrier Submission

  • 14,710 RDRs were submitted to the program by 4,092 unique carriers
  • 1,950 carriers submitted 1 RDR
  • 1,912 carriers submitted between 2 and 9 RDRs
  • 229 carriers submitted 10+ RDRs
  • The highest number of RDRs submitted by 1 carrier is 287 RDRs

RDRs by Motor Carrier Size based on Power Units (PU)

Fleet Size

Number of RDRs with Determination

Determination

Not Preventable

Preventable

Undecided

5 or Fewer PUs

271

223 9 39

5 < PUs <= 15

344 305 9 30

15 < PUs <= 50

1,014 924 21 69

50 < PUs <= 500

3,294 3,065 62 167

> 500 PUs

4,167 3,902 47 218
Total 9,090 8,419 148 523

Number of RDRs Submitted by Carrier Operation

Carrier Operation

# RDRs Submitted

Percent of Total

Passenger Carrier

341

2.3%

Other Operations

14,369

97.7%

Total

14,710

100%

Number of RDRs Submitted by Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type

# RDRs Submitted

Percent of Total

Bus

314

2%

Large trucks

13,726

93%

Unknown 670 5%

Total

14,710

100%

 

For more information on FMCSA's previous Crash Preventability Demonstration Program, please visit:

Crash Preventability Demonstration Program Overview

Last updated: Monday, May 4, 2020