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FMCSA relies on its State partners to provide crash and inspection data each month. Improving the quality of every State’s safety data will result in a more effective use of our Nation’s enforcement resources.

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Data current as of October 26, 2018

National Trends: Crash Timeliness Measure

Good
47
Fair
2
Poor
2
Insuf Data
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The national Crash Timeliness measure results show the number of States within each rating. A State’s timeliness rating is based on the percentage of the State’s evaluated crash records reported within 90 days of the crash. These crashes occurred between 08/01/2017 and 07/31/2018. Learn how this rating is calculated.
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Why this matters

Timely crash reporting helps FMCSA prioritize carriers for interventions that pose the greatest safety risk. Read more about why timeliness matters.

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Crash Timeliness Measure: Percentage of Crash Records Reported within 90 Days
State Rating # Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records # Records Reported w/in 90 Days % Records Reported w/in 90 Days
National N/A 189,492 181,761 96%
Alabama
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records4,695
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days4,583
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days98%
Alabama Good - Green Circle 4,695 4,583 98%
Alaska
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records24
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days10
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days42%
Alaska Poor - Red Circle 24 10 42%
Arizona
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records2,916
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days2,848
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days98%
Arizona Good - Green Circle 2,916 2,848 98%
Arkansas
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records2,876
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days2,736
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days95%
Arkansas Good - Green Circle 2,876 2,736 95%
California
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records14,466
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days14,115
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days98%
California Good - Green Circle 14,466 14,115 98%
Colorado
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records2,140
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days1,692
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days79%
Colorado Fair - Yellow Circle 2,140 1,692 79%
Connecticut
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records1,650
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days1,567
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days95%
Connecticut Good - Green Circle 1,650 1,567 95%
Delaware
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records714
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days702
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days98%
Delaware Good - Green Circle 714 702 98%
District of Columbia
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records240
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days240
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days100%
District of Columbia Good - Green Circle 240 240 100%
Florida
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records10,250
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days9,929
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days97%
Florida Good - Green Circle 10,250 9,929 97%
Georgia
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records7,047
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days6,784
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days96%
Georgia Good - Green Circle 7,047 6,784 96%
Hawaii
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records149
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days135
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days91%
Hawaii Good - Green Circle 149 135 91%
Idaho
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records956
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days911
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days95%
Idaho Good - Green Circle 956 911 95%
Illinois
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records7,926
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days7,707
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days97%
Illinois Good - Green Circle 7,926 7,707 97%
Indiana
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records5,993
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days5,977
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days100%
Indiana Good - Green Circle 5,993 5,977 100%
Iowa
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records2,325
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days930
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days40%
Iowa Poor - Red Circle 2,325 930 40%
Kansas
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records1,765
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days1,648
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days93%
Kansas Good - Green Circle 1,765 1,648 93%
Kentucky
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records3,596
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days3,530
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days98%
Kentucky Good - Green Circle 3,596 3,530 98%
Louisiana
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records4,178
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days4,121
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days99%
Louisiana Good - Green Circle 4,178 4,121 99%
Maine
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records978
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days957
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days98%
Maine Good - Green Circle 978 957 98%
Maryland
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records3,575
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days3,235
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days90%
Maryland Good - Green Circle 3,575 3,235 90%
Massachusetts
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records1,199
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days1,171
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days98%
Massachusetts Good - Green Circle 1,199 1,171 98%
Michigan
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records5,928
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days5,713
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days96%
Michigan Good - Green Circle 5,928 5,713 96%
Minnesota
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records2,884
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days2,877
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days100%
Minnesota Good - Green Circle 2,884 2,877 100%
Mississippi
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records2,112
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days2,109
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days100%
Mississippi Good - Green Circle 2,112 2,109 100%
Missouri
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records5,656
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days5,225
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days92%
Missouri Good - Green Circle 5,656 5,225 92%
Montana
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records794
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days793
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days100%
Montana Good - Green Circle 794 793 100%
Nebraska
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records1,442
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days1,427
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days99%
Nebraska Good - Green Circle 1,442 1,427 99%
Nevada
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records777
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days759
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days98%
Nevada Good - Green Circle 777 759 98%
New Hampshire
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records505
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days487
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days96%
New Hampshire Good - Green Circle 505 487 96%
New Jersey
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records6,972
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days6,352
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days91%
New Jersey Good - Green Circle 6,972 6,352 91%
New Mexico
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records941
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days910
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days97%
New Mexico Good - Green Circle 941 910 97%
New York
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records8,118
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days8,072
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days99%
New York Good - Green Circle 8,118 8,072 99%
North Carolina
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records8,346
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days8,276
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days99%
North Carolina Good - Green Circle 8,346 8,276 99%
North Dakota
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records586
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days572
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days98%
North Dakota Good - Green Circle 586 572 98%
Ohio
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records8,328
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days7,789
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days94%
Ohio Good - Green Circle 8,328 7,789 94%
Oklahoma
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records3,695
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days3,617
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days98%
Oklahoma Good - Green Circle 3,695 3,617 98%
Oregon
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records1,740
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days1,633
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days94%
Oregon Good - Green Circle 1,740 1,633 94%
Pennsylvania
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records8,424
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days8,016
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days95%
Pennsylvania Good - Green Circle 8,424 8,016 95%
Rhode Island
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records225
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days223
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days99%
Rhode Island Good - Green Circle 225 223 99%
South Carolina
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records3,740
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days3,563
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days95%
South Carolina Good - Green Circle 3,740 3,563 95%
South Dakota
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records368
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days365
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days99%
South Dakota Good - Green Circle 368 365 99%
Tennessee
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records4,504
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days4,483
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days100%
Tennessee Good - Green Circle 4,504 4,483 100%
Texas
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records19,583
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days19,386
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days99%
Texas Good - Green Circle 19,583 19,386 99%
Utah
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records1,758
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days1,300
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days74%
Utah Fair - Yellow Circle 1,758 1,300 74%
Vermont
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records237
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days219
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days92%
Vermont Good - Green Circle 237 219 92%
Virginia
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records4,492
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days4,445
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days99%
Virginia Good - Green Circle 4,492 4,445 99%
Washington
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records2,413
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days2,405
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days100%
Washington Good - Green Circle 2,413 2,405 100%
West Virginia
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records1,129
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days1,127
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days100%
West Virginia Good - Green Circle 1,129 1,127 100%
Wisconsin
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records3,163
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days3,118
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days99%
Wisconsin Good - Green Circle 3,163 3,118 99%
Wyoming
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records974
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days972
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days100%
Wyoming Good - Green Circle 974 972 100%

Good - Green CircleGood

Percentage reported within 90 Days is >= 90%

Fair - Yellow CircleFair

Percentage reported within 90 Days is 65-89%

Poor - Red CirclePoor

Percentage reported within 90 Days is < 65%

Insuf - Gray CircleInsufficient Data

State has < 15 records reported in current timeframe AND percentage reported within 90 Days is < 65%

Data Source: MCMIS fatal and non-fatal crash records for 12 months representing interstate, intrastate, and non-motor carriers, and includes large trucks and buses. Note: FMCSA experienced system issues from July 8 to July 20, 2018 that may have caused a delay in State SAFETYNET record uploads. As a result, States will not be held accountable for late records during this time - only records reported on-time will count towards the State Timeliness measure.
How this rating is calculatedClose Popup

The Crash Timeliness measure evaluates 12 months of data to determine your State’s rating. A record is evaluated if the date of the crash event—not the date of upload to FMCSA—falls within that 12-month range. As shown below, the range begins 15 months before the evaluation month, but excludes the most recent three months of data. In the example, the January 2015 evaluation looks at the 12-month event date range November 1, 2013, through October 31, 2014; crashes that occurred after October 31, 2014, were not included in the evaluation.

evaluation period

This measure evaluates fatal and non-fatal crash records representing interstate, intrastate, and non-motor carriers, and includes large trucks and buses.

The rating percentage of timely records is determined by dividing the number of records reported on time by the number of total records evaluated. If the percentage of crash records reported within 90 days is

  • 90% or more, the rating is GOOD
  • Between 65% and 89%, the rating is FAIR
  • Less than 65%, the rating is POOR, unless the number of records reported is less than 15, in which case the rating is INSUFFICIENT DATA.
Why this MattersClose Popup

Crash records reported to MCMIS are used by the SMS to assess carrier safety performance and prioritize carriers for interventions. The SMS weights crashes based partly on the time elapsed since the crash occurred. The graphic below shows how the SMS time-weighting places more weight on the most recent crashes, highlighting the importance of reporting crash data promptly.

SMS Weights Crashes by Time

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