Accident Rate Law and Legal Definition

According to 49 CFR 350.105 [Title 49 – Transportation; Subtitle B Other Regulations Relating to Transportation; Chapter III Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation; Subchapter B Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations; Part 350 Commercial Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program; Subpart A – General], accident rate means “for each State, the total number of fatal crashes involving large trucks (as measured by the FARS (Fatality Analysis Reporting System) for each State) divided by the total VMT as defined by the FHWA (Federal Highway Administration) for each State for all vehicles.”