FMCSA conducted a Crash Preventability Demonstration Program from August 1, 2017 through September 30, 2019, to evaluate the preventability of eight categories of crashes that occurred on or after June 1,2017, through July 31, 2019.
Crashes reviewed during the Demonstration Program resulted in a determination of Not Preventable, Preventable or Undecided. These notations were made on the SMS crash list and an alternative Crash Indicator measure and percentile was available to the motor carrier. These notations and alternative measures and percentiles will be available until two years from the date of the crash. Each crash is removed from SMS two years after the crash date.