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Crash Preventability Determination Program Quarterly Statistics

Request for Data Review (RDR) Submission and Completion Metrics - as of September 24, 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)

792

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

1,174

When the CMV was struck in the rear

6,906

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

1,257

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

47

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

422

When the crash was a result of an infrastructure failure.

81

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

681

Phase 1 Crash Types Subtotal

11,360

When the CMV was struck on the side at the rear

2,772

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

219

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

761

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

1,669

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

2,248

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)

85

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

192

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

377

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

345

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)

883

Phase 2 Crash Types Subtotal

9,551

Total

20,911


RDRs Not Eligible for Crash Preventability Determination Program

Reason Crash is Not Eligible

Number of RDRs Not Eligible

Closed - Not Eligible for Program

5,272

Closed - No Requestor Response

214

Total

5,486

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)

637

617

11

9

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

648

598

21

29

When the CMV was struck in the rear

5,607

5,418

83

106

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

986

959

16

11

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

28

26

1

1

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

353

352

1

0

When the crash was a result of an infrastructure failure.

27

26

1

0

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

511

496

9

6

Phase 1 Crash Types Subtotal

8,797

8,492

143

162

When the CMV was struck on the side at the rear

1,322

1,265

27

30

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

40

33

0

7

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

223

216

2

5

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

372

359

6

7

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

1,700

1,647

15

38

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)

41

40

0

1

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

107

105

0

2

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

288

281

5

2

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

186

178

5

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)

151

129

5

17

Phase 2 Crash Types Subtotal

4,430

4,253

65

112

Total

13,227

12,745

208

274

Summary of Carrier Submission

  • 20,911 RDRs were submitted to the program by 4,725 unique carriers 
  • 2,007 carriers submitted 1 RDR
  • 2,351 carriers submitted between 2 and 9 RDRs 
  • 367 carriers submitted 10+ RDRs 
  • The highest number of RDRs submitted by 1 carrier is 618 RDRs 

 

Crash Preventability Determination Program Determinations by Power Unit

Fleet Size

# CPDP RDRs w/ Determination

Determination

Not Preventable

Preventable

Undecided

5 or Fewer PUs

239

225

7

7

5 < PUs <= 15

409

382

14

13

15 < PUs <= 50

1,445

1,364

35

46

50 < PUs <= 500

5,056

4,870

77

109

> 500 PUs

6,078

5,904

75

99

Total

13,227

12,745

208

274


Number of RDRs Submitted by Carrier Operation

Carrier Operation

# RDRs Submitted

Percent of Total

Other Operations

20,760

99.3%

Passenger Carrier

151

0.7%

Total

20,911

100%

 

Last updated: Wednesday, October 20, 2021