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Crash Preventability Determination Program Quarterly Statistics

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

164

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

253

When the CMV was struck in the rear

1,420

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

271

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

11

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

114

When the crash was a result of an infrastructure failure.

16

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

154

Phase 1 Crash Types Subtotal

2,403

When the CMV was struck on the side at the rear

690

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

60

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

203

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

410

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

486

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)

28

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

43

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

84

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

91

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)

202

Phase 2 Crash Types Subtotal

2,297

Total

4,700

 

RDRs Not Eligible for Crash Preventability Determination Program

Reason Crash is Not Eligible

Number of RDRs Not Eligible

Closed - Not Eligible for Program

1,063

Closed - No Requestor Response

8

Total

1,071

 

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)

60

57

1

2

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

50

46

1

3

When the CMV was struck in the rear

455

438

5

12

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

98

96

1

1

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

5

4

0

1

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

42

42

0

0

When the crash was a result of an infrastructure failure.

2

2

0

0

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

44

43

1

0

Phase 1 Crash Types Subtotal

756

728

9

19

When the CMV was struck on the side at the rear

130

121

6

3

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

2

1

0

1

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

4

4

0

0

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

20

19

0

1

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

125

120

1

4

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)

2

2

0

0

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

6

6

0

0

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

20

20

0

0

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

19

19

0

0

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

2

0

0

Phase 2 Crash Types Subtotal

330

314

7

9

Total

1,086

1,042

16

28

 

Summary of Carrier Submission

  • 4,700 RDRs were submitted to the program by 1,374 unique carriers 
  • 637 carriers submitted 1 RDR
  • 661 carriers submitted between 2 and 9 RDRs 
  • 76 carriers submitted 10+ RDRs 
  • The highest number of RDRs submitted by 1 carrier is 253 RDRs 

 

Crash Preventability Determination Program Determinations by Power Unit

Fleet Size

# CPDP RDRs w/ Determination

Determination

Not Preventable

Preventable

Undecided

5 or Fewer PUs

5

5

0

0

5 < PUs <= 15

17

17

0

0

15 < PUs <= 50

86

82

2

2

50 < PUs <= 500

501

481

8

12

> 500 PUs

477

457

6

14

Total

1,086

1,042

16

28

 

Number of RDRs Submitted by Carrier Operation

Carrier Operation

# RDRs Submitted

Percent of Total

Other operations

3,311

99.2%

Passenger Carrier

28

0.8%

Total

3,339

100%

 

 

 

Last updated: Wednesday, July 29, 2020