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State Data

Data-driven safety systems are vital to informing decisions that improve safety on the Nation’s roads—FMCSA relies on the States for accurate and comprehensive data on eligible crashes and inspections to focus resources to further reduce crashes. We can’t do it without you.

 

Each month, States are rated on their reporting of safety data—this page provides States with a robust resource to view their ratings and measures, and learn how to improve data quality performance.

 

Select your State from the dropdown menu below to view your State's results.

Data current as of November 30, 2018
Ohio

Inspection VIN Accuracy

Current Measure
98%
Leading Indicator 98%

Your rating is

Good (100-85)
Fair (84-70)
Poor (69-0)
98% of your State's evaluated inspection records have a valid VIN for the first vehicle unit. These inspections were first uploaded between 09/01/2017 and 08/31/2018. Your rating is good because your percentage is greater than or equal to 85%. Learn how this rating is calculated.
What to do next

Make sure that you understand this measure and your State's rating.

  • You can use the dashboard below to view the measure, leading indicator, and dig deeper into the data behind each measure. Select a data point on any of the tables below to learn more about that month's data.
  • Hover over the Dashboard Help icon for additional information.

Supplemental Reports
Data Source: MCMIS inspection records for 12 months representing interstate and intrastate carriers, and includes large trucks and buses.
How this rating is calculatedClose Popup

The Inspection Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Accuracy measure evaluates 12 months of data to determine your State’s rating. A record is evaluated if the date of the initial upload 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 records. These records were used to calculate the leading indicator, which forecasts where measures may be trending.

 

In the example, the January 2019 evaluation looks at the 12-month event date range November 1, 2017, through October 31, 2018. Inspections that occurred after October 31, 2018, were used to calculate the leading indicator.

evaluation period

This measure evaluates roadside inspection (Levels 1-6) records representing interstate and intrastate carriers, and includes large trucks and buses. It analyzes the VIN of the first vehicle unit only–all trailing units are excluded. A VIN is invalid if it is less than 17 characters, contains invalid character(s), or does not pass a checksum analysis; for this measure, a VIN that contains the same 17 numbers, such as all 9’s, is considered invalid.

 

The rating percentage is determined by dividing the number of records with valid VINs by the number of total records evaluated. If the percentage of accurate records is

  • 85% or more, the rating is GOOD
  • Between 70% and 84%, the rating is FAIR
  • Less than 70%, the rating is POOR.
Why this mattersClose Popup
Accurate VINs help FMCSA associate inspections to the right vehicle, which can help prioritize carriers or drivers for interventions that pose the greatest safety risk.
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