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Crash Preventability Determination Program Quarterly Statistics

Request for Data Review (RDR) Submission and Completion Metrics - as of June 25, 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)

663

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

980

When the CMV was struck in the rear

5,665

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

1,052

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

40

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

358

When the crash was a result of an infrastructure failure.

65

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

585

Phase 1 Crash Types Subtotal

9,408

When the CMV was struck on the side at the rear

2,330

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

181

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

641

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

1,409

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

1,877

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)

73

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

162

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

323

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

295

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)

743

Phase 2 Crash Types Subtotal

8,034

Total

17,442


RDRs Not Eligible for Crash Preventability Determination Program

Reason Crash is Not Eligible

Number of RDRs Not Eligible

Closed - Not Eligible for Program

4,405

Closed - No Requestor Response

142

Total

4,547

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)

510

497

6

7

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

510

477

18

15

When the CMV was struck in the rear

4,427

4,288

58

81

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

769

753

11

5

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

25

23

1

1

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

292

292

0

0

When the crash was a result of an infrastructure failure.

20

19

1

0

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

407

397

5

5

Phase 1 Crash Types Subtotal

6,960

6,746

100

114

When the CMV was struck on the side at the rear

1,072

1,031

20

21

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

29

24

0

5

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

180

177

1

2

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

309

298

6

5

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

1,367

1,323

13

31

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)

37

36

0

1

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

86

85

0

1

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

250

244

4

2

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

151

147

1

3

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)

111

91

3

17

Phase 2 Crash Types Subtotal

3,592

3,456

48

88

Total

10,552

10,202

148

202

Summary of Carrier Submission

  • 17,442 RDRs were submitted to the program by 4,157 unique carriers 
  • 1,815 carriers submitted 1 RDR
  • 2,059 carriers submitted between 2 and 9 RDRs 
  • 283 carriers submitted 10+ RDRs 
  • The highest number of RDRs submitted by 1 carrier is 546 RDRs 

 

Crash Preventability Determination Program Determinations by Power Unit

Fleet Size

# CPDP RDRs w/ Determination

Determination

Not Preventable

Preventable

Undecided

5 or Fewer PUs

167

159

5

3

5 < PUs <= 15

332

312

9

11

15 < PUs <= 50

1,133

1,074

24

35

50 < PUs <= 500

4,008

3,873

55

80

> 500 PUs

4,912

4,784

55

73

Total

10,552

10,202

148

202


Number of RDRs Submitted by Carrier Operation

Carrier Operation

# RDRs Submitted

Percent of Total

Other Operations

17,308

99.2%

Passenger Carrier

134

0.8%

Total

17,442

100%

 

Last updated: Tuesday, July 13, 2021