THIRD IN A SERIES OF THREE COURSES
Traffic Crash Reconstruction builds upon IPTM’s Advanced Traffic Crash Investigation course by assisting you further in understanding vehicle dynamics. You will take part in a more intense study of time/distance calculations, two-dimensional momentum and impact speed calculations using momentum equations.
- Derivation and origin of the commonly used speed formulas
- Speed of vehicles at impact using conservation of linear momentum
- Behavior of vehicles in a collision using Newton’s three laws of motion
- Discussions of commercial vehicle and motorcycle dynamics in collisions
- The determination of direction of travel, initial contact and position of vehicles on the roadway
This course includes extensive project work and controlled vehicle experiments to give you first hand experience in crash reconstruction. Each student will be required to diagram and analyze three different crash scenarios as well as complete vector sum analysis of each.
Law enforcement and private traffic crash investigators, claims adjusters, engineers, attorneys, safety officers, military investigative personnel, animators and graphic designers
Because of the highly technical subject matter, it is mandatory for you to have successfully completed IPTM’s Advanced Traffic Crash Investigation (80 hours) course or its equivalent.
An accredited individual may retake IPTM’s Traffic Crash Reconstruction course for ACTAR continuing education units only once every five years (after their initial five year accreditation period) for the purpose of updating their skills.
Early application for this course is encouraged. Prior to the start of the course, study materials in basic mathematics and algebra will be sent to you. Please review these materials before coming to class.
For Florida Officers, this course will not qualify for Salary Incentive Credit for FDLE course "Traffic Accident Reconstruction."
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