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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 July 27, 2018

National Trends: Crash Timeliness Measure

Good
44
Fair
5
Poor
2
Insuf Data
0
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 05/01/2017 and 04/30/2018. 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 186,145 177,855 96%
Alabama
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records4,638
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days4,555
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days98%
Alabama Good - Green Circle 4,638 4,555 98%
Alaska
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records28
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days10
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days36%
Alaska Poor - Red Circle 28 10 36%
Arizona
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records2,987
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days2,908
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days97%
Arizona Good - Green Circle 2,987 2,908 97%
Arkansas
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records2,926
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days2,568
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days88%
Arkansas Fair - Yellow Circle 2,926 2,568 88%
California
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records14,231
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days13,883
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days98%
California Good - Green Circle 14,231 13,883 98%
Colorado
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records1,943
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days1,499
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days77%
Colorado Fair - Yellow Circle 1,943 1,499 77%
Connecticut
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records1,659
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days1,597
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days96%
Connecticut Good - Green Circle 1,659 1,597 96%
Delaware
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records726
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days713
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days98%
Delaware Good - Green Circle 726 713 98%
District of Columbia
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records225
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days225
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days100%
District of Columbia Good - Green Circle 225 225 100%
Florida
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records9,670
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days9,376
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days97%
Florida Good - Green Circle 9,670 9,376 97%
Georgia
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records7,063
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days6,727
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days95%
Georgia Good - Green Circle 7,063 6,727 95%
Hawaii
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records158
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days138
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days87%
Hawaii Fair - Yellow Circle 158 138 87%
Idaho
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records935
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days895
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days96%
Idaho Good - Green Circle 935 895 96%
Illinois
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records7,792
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days6,577
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days84%
Illinois Fair - Yellow Circle 7,792 6,577 84%
Indiana
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records6,046
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days6,027
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days100%
Indiana Good - Green Circle 6,046 6,027 100%
Iowa
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records1,711
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days959
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days56%
Iowa Poor - Red Circle 1,711 959 56%
Kansas
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records1,740
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days1,608
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days92%
Kansas Good - Green Circle 1,740 1,608 92%
Kentucky
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records3,495
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days3,420
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days98%
Kentucky Good - Green Circle 3,495 3,420 98%
Louisiana
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records4,233
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days4,164
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days98%
Louisiana Good - Green Circle 4,233 4,164 98%
Maine
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records960
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days943
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days98%
Maine Good - Green Circle 960 943 98%
Maryland
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records3,487
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days3,142
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days90%
Maryland Good - Green Circle 3,487 3,142 90%
Massachusetts
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records1,117
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days1,107
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days99%
Massachusetts Good - Green Circle 1,117 1,107 99%
Michigan
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records5,902
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days5,761
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days98%
Michigan Good - Green Circle 5,902 5,761 98%
Minnesota
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records2,906
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days2,897
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days100%
Minnesota Good - Green Circle 2,906 2,897 100%
Mississippi
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records2,081
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days2,077
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days100%
Mississippi Good - Green Circle 2,081 2,077 100%
Missouri
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records5,642
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days5,160
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days91%
Missouri Good - Green Circle 5,642 5,160 91%
Montana
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records815
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days814
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days100%
Montana Good - Green Circle 815 814 100%
Nebraska
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records1,418
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days1,396
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days98%
Nebraska Good - Green Circle 1,418 1,396 98%
Nevada
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records724
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days705
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days97%
Nevada Good - Green Circle 724 705 97%
New Hampshire
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records513
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days500
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days97%
New Hampshire Good - Green Circle 513 500 97%
New Jersey
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records6,896
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days6,201
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days90%
New Jersey Good - Green Circle 6,896 6,201 90%
New Mexico
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records944
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days899
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days95%
New Mexico Good - Green Circle 944 899 95%
New York
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records7,917
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days7,865
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days99%
New York Good - Green Circle 7,917 7,865 99%
North Carolina
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records8,213
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days8,122
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days99%
North Carolina Good - Green Circle 8,213 8,122 99%
North Dakota
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records593
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days576
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days97%
North Dakota Good - Green Circle 593 576 97%
Ohio
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records8,123
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days7,800
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days96%
Ohio Good - Green Circle 8,123 7,800 96%
Oklahoma
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records3,642
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days3,544
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days97%
Oklahoma Good - Green Circle 3,642 3,544 97%
Oregon
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records1,816
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days1,697
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days93%
Oregon Good - Green Circle 1,816 1,697 93%
Pennsylvania
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records8,387
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days8,102
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days97%
Pennsylvania Good - Green Circle 8,387 8,102 97%
Rhode Island
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records230
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days228
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days99%
Rhode Island Good - Green Circle 230 228 99%
South Carolina
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records3,685
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days3,446
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days94%
South Carolina Good - Green Circle 3,685 3,446 94%
South Dakota
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records376
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days371
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days99%
South Dakota Good - Green Circle 376 371 99%
Tennessee
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records4,455
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days4,434
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days100%
Tennessee Good - Green Circle 4,455 4,434 100%
Texas
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records19,112
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days19,002
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days99%
Texas Good - Green Circle 19,112 19,002 99%
Utah
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records1,626
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days1,220
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days75%
Utah Fair - Yellow Circle 1,626 1,220 75%
Vermont
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records249
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days234
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days94%
Vermont Good - Green Circle 249 234 94%
Virginia
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records4,487
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days4,431
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days99%
Virginia Good - Green Circle 4,487 4,431 99%
Washington
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records2,377
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days2,370
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days100%
Washington Good - Green Circle 2,377 2,370 100%
West Virginia
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records1,109
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days1,103
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days99%
West Virginia Good - Green Circle 1,109 1,103 99%
Wisconsin
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records3,187
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days2,911
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days91%
Wisconsin Good - Green Circle 3,187 2,911 91%
Wyoming
# Interstate & Intrastate Crash Records950
# Records Reported w/in 90 Days948
% Records Reported w/in 90 Days100%
Wyoming Good - Green Circle 950 948 100%

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: Since FMCSA's transition to the cloud in November 2016 resulted in a delay for State submissions, FMCSA is not including impacted late records in the State's Crash Timeliness measure. Crashes reported on-time will count toward the 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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