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The 8 Incidents that Will No Longer Effect Your CSA Score

by Charlotte Freed | Apr 12, 2019

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The Crash Preventability Demonstration Project, which launched in August of 2017, will become permanent this August. The project allows truck crashes in which the driver was not at fault to be listed as “not preventable” in Compliance, Safety Accountability program scores.

To be considered for a “not preventable” rating, a crash must have resulted in a fatality, bodily injuries requiring immediate medical treatment away from the scene, or a vehicle being towed from the scene. Under this program, eight types of crashes will become eligible for review:

  1. A crash in which a CMV is struck by a motorist driving under the influence
  2. A crash in which a CMV is struck by a motorist driving in the wrong direction
  3. A crash in which a CMV is struck in the rear
  4. A crash in which a CMV is struck while legally stopped or parked
  5. A crash in which a CMV strikes an individual attempting to commit suicide by stepping or driving in front of a CMV
  6. A crash in which a CMV is damaged when striking an animal in the roadway
  7. A crash in which a CMV is struck by objects such as falling trees or rocks
  8. A crash in which a CMV is struck by cargo or equipment from another vehicle

The DOT will review other possible scenarios which means more categories may be added in the future.

To be classified as a “not preventable” crash, a carrier must submit a request for data review through the agency’s DataQs system, attaching documentation that establishes the carrier could not have avoided the crash. This makes it even more important for drivers to fill out accident reports accurately. Check Centerline’s safety blog regularly for updates on CSA information and accident safety protocol.

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