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  1. TAB #1 Accident Management Overview Accident Definitions FMCSR Applications to CMV Operators

  2. Now is not the time to wonder…..

  3. …what are we going to do???

  4. Our focus in this class will be on… • Preparation & Response • Indentifying and Interpretation “H-V-E” Information • Recording of information • Determining Speed

  5. The need to investigate and document all traffic crashes • Determine what happened • Determine how the crash happened • Develop data to protect the the driver, employees and the company in the case of a claim, criminal case or in litigation • Use the information to prevent further traffic crashes

  6. Decisions… • Are we going to respond? • Who is going to respond? • When are they going to the scene? • Can someone else get the information?

  7. What are we going to lose if we don’t go?

  8. Personnel Resources - Corporate • Administration • Human Resources • Safety Department • Maintenance • Dispatch • Legal Department • Risk Management • Driver

  9. Personnel Resources – Outsourcing • Traffic Accident Reconstructionist (ACTAR) • Insurance claims personnel • Environmental and load clean-up • Haz-mat clean-up specialists • Legal representatives • Towing and maintenance/repair shops • Equipment leasing company or an owner operator leased to the company

  10. Don’t assume that the police will get all the information you need.

  11. Law Enforcement Investigations: • Comply with state statutes requiring the reporting of all traffic accidents • Assist the injured & provide EMS-Fire • Determine criminal negligence for the traffic crash (state or local charges) • Open the highway to resume traffic movement • Utilize different definitions for accidents

  12. Preparation Prevents Problems…

  13. U. S. DOT & Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations Section 390.5

  14. FMCSR – Title 49, C.F.R., Part 390 • An Occurrence • Commercial Motor Vehicle • Operating • Highway • Interstate/intrastate

  15. Title 49, C.F.R., Part 390, cont. • Fatality • Bodily Injury • Immediate medical attention • Away from accident scene

  16. Highway – State Definitions Colorado, Montana, Wyoming- “Entire width between the boundary lines of every way publicly maintained…open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel…” New York- “ A highway means a highway, road, street, alley, avenue, thoroughfare, bridge, or public driveway which is open to the public and publicly maintained, whether by the state, a subsidiary or public authority.”

  17. Highway-Federal Definition 49 CFR 390.5 Private Property (Resort, Hotel, Retail) Public Property

  18. U. S. DOT & Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations Section 392.14

  19. Hazardous Conditions; Extreme Caution “Extreme caution in the operation of a CMV shall be exercised when hazardous conditions…...adversely affect visibility or traction.

  20. Snow Ice Sleet Fog Mist Rain Dust Smoke

  21. Conditions warned by traffic controls