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Crash Preventability Determination Program Quarterly Statistics

Request for Data Review (RDR) Submission and Completion Metrics - as of March 29, 2024

 

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)

2,255

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

3,373

When the CMV was struck in the rear

20,172

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

3,589

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

111

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

1,084

When the crash was a result of an infrastructure failure.

264

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

1,998

When the CMV was struck on the side at the rear

7,802

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

571

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

2,206

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

4,663

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

6,698

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)

189

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

566

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

1,178

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

1,059

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)

2,584

Total

60,362


RDRs Not Eligible for Crash Preventability Determination Program

Reason Crash is Not Eligible

Number of RDRs Not Eligible

Closed - Not Eligible for Program

15,750

Closed - No Requestor Response

915

Total

16,665

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)

1,903

1,832

25

46

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

1,980

1,842

54

84

When the CMV was struck in the rear

17,663

16,979

309

375

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

3,014

2,900

54

60

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

72

65

4

3

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

897

889

5

3

When the crash was a result of an infrastructure failure.

91

84

3

4

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

1,481

1,434

22

25

When the CMV was struck on the side at the rear

3,501

3,329

75

97

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

107

94

1

12

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

639

616

11

12

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

1,131

1,087

17

27

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

5,359

5,195

67

97

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)

83

82

0

1

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

334

325

3

6

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

972

950

12

10

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

607

593

8

6

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)

502

440

16

46

Total

40,336

38,736

686

914

Summary of Carrier Submission

  • 60,362 RDRs were submitted to the program by 10,673 unique carriers 
  • 4,359 carriers submitted 1 RDR
  • 5,214 carriers submitted between 2 and 9 RDRs 
  • 1,100 carriers submitted 10+ RDRs 
  • The highest number of RDRs submitted by 1 carrier is 1,392 RDRs 

 

Crash Preventability Determination Program Determinations by Power Unit

Fleet Size

# CPDP RDRs w/ Determination

Determination

Not Preventable

Preventable

Undecided

5 or Fewer PUs

1,342

1,229

54

59

5 < PUs <= 15

1,579

1,471

57

51

15 < PUs <= 50

4,532

4,261

122

149

50 < PUs <= 500

15,230

14,625

261

344

> 500 PUs

17,616

17,116

191

309

Missing PU Data

37

34

1

2

Total

40,336

38,736

686

914


Number of RDRs Submitted by Carrier Operation

Carrier Operation

# RDRs Submitted

Percent of Total

Other Operations

59,872

99.2%

Passenger Carrier

490

0.8%

Total

60,362

100%