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Crash Preventability Determination Program Quarterly Statistics

Request for Data Review (RDR) Submission and Completion Metrics - as of March 26, 2021

 

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)

533

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

781

When the CMV was struck in the rear

4,522

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

816

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

33

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

307

When the crash was a result of an infrastructure failure.

55

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

458

Phase 1 Crash Types Subtotal

7,505

When the CMV was struck on the side at the rear

1,863

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

131

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

522

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

1,099

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

1,495

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)

59

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

137

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

279

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

239

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)

591

Phase 2 Crash Types Subtotal

6,415

Total

13,920


RDRs Not Eligible for Crash Preventability Determination Program

Reason Crash is Not Eligible

Number of RDRs Not Eligible

Closed - Not Eligible for Program

3,501

Closed - No Requestor Response

92

Total

3,593

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)

388

380

3

5

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

369

343

15

11

When the CMV was struck in the rear

3,213

3,112

41

60

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

570

556

10

4

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

21

19

1

1

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

214

214

0

0

When the crash was a result of an infrastructure failure.

17

17

0

0

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

312

303

5

4

Phase 1 Crash Types Subtotal

5,104

4,944

75

85

When the CMV was struck on the side at the rear

829

795

17

17

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

23

18

0

5

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

122

121

0

1

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

237

229

4

4

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

1,001

965

8

28

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)

30

30

0

0

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

55

54

0

1

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

197

193

2

2

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

124

121

1

2

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)

79

64

1

14

Phase 2 Crash Types Subtotal

2,697

2,590

33

74

Total

7,801

7,534

108

159

Summary of Carrier Submission

  • 13,920 RDRs were submitted to the program by 3,516 unique carriers 
  • 1,593 carriers submitted 1 RDR
  • 1,692 carriers submitted between 2 and 9 RDRs 
  • 231 carriers submitted 10+ RDRs 
  • The highest number of RDRs submitted by 1 carrier is 469 RDRs 

 

Crash Preventability Determination Program Determinations by Power Unit

Fleet Size

# CPDP RDRs w/ Determination

Determination

Not Preventable

Preventable

Undecided

5 or Fewer PUs

120

115

2

3

5 < PUs <= 15

236

221

7

8

15 < PUs <= 50

808

764

18

26

50 < PUs <= 500

2,898

2,797

37

64

> 500 PUs

3,739

3,637

44

58

Total

7,801

7,534

108

159


Number of RDRs Submitted by Carrier Operation

Carrier Operation

# RDRs Submitted

Percent of Total

Other Operations

13,820

99.3%

Passenger Carrier

100

0.7%

Total

13,920

100%

 

Last updated: Tuesday, April 13, 2021