FMCSA to hear suggestions for improving post-crash reporting

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s 2016-established Post-Accident Reporting (PAR) Advisory Committee will make suggestions to the agency on how to implement new recommendations on which post-accident data is collected and how it’s collected.

A meeting will be held April 24 from 1:30-5 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s workshop. During the meeting, the committee will offer suggestions to FMCSA on the implementation of the recommendations it made to the agency in December, which included seeking standard definitions related to crash reporting, classification of Minimum Model Uniform Crash Criteria (MMUCC) and which should be prioritized for inclusion on police accident reports and more.

Specifically, the committee recommended in December that FMCSA should modify its systems so it can receive all MMUCC data from states, PAR data relating to driver behavior should be expanded to coincide will all MMUCC elements, and that FMCSA should work with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and others to find out which data should be the minimum required mandatory data that must be submitted by states.

Oral comments will be heard from the public throughout the meeting. Those who cannot attend can submit written comments on the meeting’s Federal Register docket by Wednesday, April 12.