On April 13, 2023 (88 FR 22518), the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published a Notice in the Federal Register (FR) requesting public comments on proposed changes to the Safety Measurement System (SMS). Since May 2020, FMCSA has been operating the Crash Preventability Determination Program (CPDP) to address industry concerns about all crashes being used in the SMS. FMCSA is proposing to modify existing crash types to broaden eligibility, removing the distinction between direct and indirect strikes, and differentiating some types for improved reporting and use of the data to identify ways to reduce crashes involving non-motorists, in alignment with the Department of Transportation’s National Roadway Safety Strategies at www.transportation.gov/NRSS. In addition, FMCSA proposes that four new crash types be included in the program. Comments must be received on or before June 12, 2023.
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