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Crash Preventability Determination Program Quarterly Statistics

Request for Data Review (RDR) Submission and Completion Metrics - as of December 18, 2020

 

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)

418

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

586

When the CMV was struck in the rear

3,371

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

612

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

30

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

234

When the crash was a result of an infrastructure failure.

44

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

370

Phase 1 Crash Types Subtotal

5,665

When the CMV was struck on the side at the rear

1,465

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

103

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

407

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

859

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

1,135

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)

44

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

98

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

224

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

188

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)

454

Phase 2 Crash Types Subtotal

4,977

Total

10,642


RDRs Not Eligible for Crash Preventability Determination Program

Reason Crash is Not Eligible

Number of RDRs Not Eligible

Closed - Not Eligible for Program

2,683

Closed - No Requestor Response

53

Total

2,736


Crash Preventability Determination Program Determinations by Crash Type

rash Type

Total Determinations

Not Preventable

Preventable

Undecided

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

265

260

3

2

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

263

251

6

6

When the CMV was struck in the rear

2,209

2,142

33

34

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

413

405

4

4

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

14

13

0

1

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

158

158

0

0

When the crash was a result of an infrastructure failure.

14

14

0

0

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

211

206

2

3

Phase 1 Crash Types Subtotal

3,547

3,449

48

50

When the CMV was struck on the side at the rear

593

567

13

13

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

18

14

0

4

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

95

94

0

1

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

168

162

3

3

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

742

727

3

12

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)

24

24

0

0

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

36

36

0

0

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

143

140

2

1

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

94

92

0

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)

55

41

1

13

Phase 2 Crash Types Subtotal

1,968

1,897

22

49

Total

5,515

5,346

70

99


Summary of Carrier Submission

  • 10,642 RDRs were submitted to the program by 2,872 unique carriers 
  • 1,350 carriers submitted 1 RDR
  • 1,338 carriers submitted between 2 and 9 RDRs 
  • 194 carriers submitted 10+ RDRs 
  • The highest number of RDRs submitted by 1 carrier is 398 RDRs 

 

Crash Preventability Determination Program Determinations by Power Unit

Fleet Size

# CPDP RDRs w/ Determination

Determination

Not Preventable

Preventable

Undecided

5 or Fewer PUs

76

73

2

1

5 < PUs <= 15

143

134

3

6

15 < PUs <= 50

509

488

9

12

50 < PUs <= 500

2,100

2,037

26

37

> 500 PUs

2,687

2,614

30

43

Total

5,515

5,346

70

99


Number of RDRs Submitted by Carrier Operation

Carrier Operation

# RDRs Submitted

Percent of Total

Other operations

10,582

99.4%

Passenger Carrier

60

0.6%

Total

10,642

100%

 

Last updated: Friday, January 22, 2021