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Crash Preventability Determination Program Quarterly Statistics

Request for Data Review (RDR) Submission and Completion Metrics - as of September 30, 2022

 

RDRs Submitted to Crash Preventability Determination Program

Crash Type

Count

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

1,334

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

1,999

When the CMV was struck in the rear

11,913

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

2,121

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

71

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

651

When the crash was a result of an infrastructure failure.

155

When the CMV was struck by cargo, equipment or debris (e.g. fallen rock, fallen trees, unidentifiable items in the road).

1,186

Phase 1 Crash Types Subtotal

19,430

When the CMV was struck on the side at the rear

4,577

When the CMV was struck by another motorist in a crash when a driver was operating in the wrong direction

347

When the CMV was struck by a vehicle that was making a U-turn or illegal turn

1,296

When the CMV was struck by a vehicle that did not stop or slow in traffic

2,808

When the CMV was struck by a vehicle that failed to stop at a traffic control device

3,814

When the CMV was struck by another motorist in a crash where an individual was under the influence (or related violation such as operating while intoxicated)

117

When the CMV was struck by a driver who experienced a medical issue which contributed to the crash

310

When the CMV was struck by a driver who admitted to falling asleep

683

When the CMV was struck by a driver who admitted to distracted driving (e.g., cellphone, GPS, passengers, other)

600

When the CMV was involved in a crash type that seldom occurs and does not meet another eligible crash type (e.g., being struck by an airplane or skydiver or being struck by a deceased driver)

1,546

Phase 2 Crash Types Subtotal

16,098

Total

35,528


RDRs Not Eligible for Crash Preventability Determination Program

Reason Crash is Not Eligible

Number of RDRs Not Eligible

Closed - Not Eligible for Program

9,169

Closed - No Requestor Response

573

Total

9,742

Crash Preventability Determination Program Determinations by Crash Type

Crash Type

Total Determinations

Not Preventable

Preventable

Undecided

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

1,092

1,048

19

25

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

1,133

1,049

33

51

When the CMV was struck in the rear

9,977

9,600

179

198

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

1,686

1,624

36

26

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

48

45

2

1

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

527

525

2

0

When the crash was a result of an infrastructure failure.

53

50

1

2

When the CMV was struck by cargo, equipment or debris (e.g. fallen rock, fallen trees, unidentifiable items in the road).

826

801

14

11

Phase 1 Crash Types Subtotal

15,342

14,742

286

314

When the CMV was struck on the side at the rear

2,065

1,959

52

54

When the CMV was struck by another motorist in a crash when a driver was operating in the wrong direction

59

52

0

7

When the CMV was struck by a vehicle that was making a U-turn or illegal turn

372

357

5

10

When the CMV was struck by a vehicle that did not stop or slow in traffic

645

624

9

12

When the CMV was struck by a vehicle that failed to stop at a traffic control device

2,949

2,858

35

56

When the CMV was struck by another motorist in a crash where an individual was under the influence (or related violation such as operating while intoxicated)

52

51

0

1

When the CMV was struck by a driver who experienced a medical issue which contributed to the crash

178

175

0

3

When the CMV was struck by a driver who admitted to falling asleep

527

514

8

5

When the CMV was struck by a driver who admitted to distracted driving (e.g., cellphone, GPS, passengers, other)

326

316

6

4

When the CMV was involved in a crash type that seldom occurs and does not meet another eligible crash type (e.g., being struck by an airplane or skydiver or being struck by a deceased driver)

258

220

8

30

Phase 2 Crash Types Subtotal

7,431

7,126

123

182

Total

22,773

21,868

409

496

Summary of Carrier Submission

  • 35,528 RDRs were submitted to the program by 7,121 unique carriers 
  • 2,921 carriers submitted 1 RDR
  • 3,577 carriers submitted between 2 and 9 RDRs 
  • 623 carriers submitted 10+ RDRs 
  • The highest number of RDRs submitted by 1 carrier is 845 RDRs 

 

Crash Preventability Determination Program Determinations by Power Unit

Fleet Size

# CPDP RDRs w/ Determination

Determination

Not Preventable

Preventable

Undecided

5 or Fewer PUs

446

408

23

15

5 < PUs <= 15

810

748

34

28

15 < PUs <= 50

2,586

2,438

70

78

50 < PUs <= 500

8,881

8,531

157

193

> 500 PUs

10,046

9,739

125

182

Missing PU Data

4

4

0

0

Total

22,773

21,868

409

496


Number of RDRs Submitted by Carrier Operation

Carrier Operation

# RDRs Submitted

Percent of Total

Other Operations

35,286

99.3%

Passenger Carrier

242

0.7%

Total

35,528

100%

 

Last updated: Monday, October 24, 2022