Highway safety: National Academies committee recommends implementation improvements

Congress asked the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to investigate whether the methods used to evaluate the safety of long-distance trucks and buses were adequate. A committee, co-chaired by Carnegie Mellon University’s Joel Greenhouse, found that while the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Safety Measurement System (SMS) used to identify vehicles at high risk for future crashes is conceptually sound, several features involving its implementation need to be improved.