Assessment of Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Holders' Traffic Violations, Convictions, and Suspensions

The goal of this project was to collect information to assess why commercial driver's license (CDL) holders’ major traffic offenses are underreported and to make recommendations for improving State and court processes for collecting and processing reports accurately and efficiently. This project was designed to assess the reporting issues described below and to recommended research-based methods for improving the processes within States and in courts. The study tracked the final disposition of a citation from issuance. It will sought to identify the process gaps when a conviction occurred that fails to result in the appropriate disqualification or suspension of a driver’s CDL. Process gaps may include a court’s failure to transmit a disqualified or suspended CDL to the State Licensing Agency (SLA) or a SLA’s failure to disqualify or suspend the CDL when required. The study also investigated why courts are not promptly and accurately reporting convictions (related to major and serious traffic offenses) of CDL holders. The outcomes of this study include an assessment of the disposition of major traffic citations of CDL holders; a discussion on why many courts are not promptly or accurately reporting CDL holders convicted of major traffic offenses; an assessment of the percentage of suspended CDL holders who are not detected at roadside inspections; and an assessment of the percentage of CDL holders suspended for safety reasons versus the percentage suspended for non-safety reasons.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $340439
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Michel, Nicole

  • Performing Organizations:

    TransAnalytics, LLC

    ,    

    Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute

    North Dakota State University
    1320 Albrecht Blvd
    Fargo, ND  United States  58105

    Leidos

    11951 Freedom Drive
    Reston, Virginia  United States  20190
  • Start Date: 20140000
  • Expected Completion Date: 20160629
  • Actual Completion Date: 20170106

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01594537
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 24 2016 2:12PM