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24-month Pilot Project For FMCSA Data Review On Crashes Begins Aug 1, 2017

FMCSA lays out process for pilot project to review crash data upon request

Starting August 1, 2017, FMCSA will begin accepting Requests for Data Review on crashes that have occurred on or after June 1, 2017. This is a pilot/test program which will last at least 24 months. Crash data review requests will be processed through DataQs.

For instructions on how to participate in the Crash Preventability Demonstration Program, visit the FMCSA site. The website includes links to instructions, FAQs, the Federal Register Notice for the program, etc.


FAQ #3, on types of crashes eligible for Review:

What types of crashes are eligible for review in the Crash Preventability Demonstration Program? FMCSA will review Requests for Data Review for crashes submitted through DataQs:

  1. When the commercial motor vehicle (CMV) was struck by a motorist driving under the influence (or related offense);
  2. When the CMV was struck by a motorist driving the wrong direction;
  3. When the CMV was struck in the rear;
  4. When the CMV was struck while it was legally stopped or parked, including when the vehicle was unattended;
  5. When the CMV struck an individual committing, or attempting to commit, suicide by stepping or driving in front of the CMV;
  6. When the CMV sustained disabling damage after striking an animal in the roadway;
  7. When the crash was the result of an infrastructure failure, falling trees, rocks, or other debris; or
  8. When the CMV was struck by cargo or equipment from another vehicle.
  9. FMCSA’s safety programs use data from 3.5 million roadside inspections and 150,000 crashes each year to prioritize its enforcement resources on those motor carriers that pose the greatest safety risks on our Nation’s roads.

For more information on the Crash Preventability Demonstration Program, please visit: fmcsa.dot.gov

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