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Advanced Traffic Crash Investigation  

SECOND IN A SERIES OF THREE COURSES

Building upon the theories and techniques learned in IPTM’s At-Scene Traffic Crash/Traffic Homicide Investigation course, this class will delve into the advanced concepts of traffic crash investigations.

More complex vehicle dynamics like acceleration/deceleration, factor, rate and airborne situations will be explored. You will learn to estimate speeds from falls, vaults, and flips and the calculation of kinetic energy and linear momentum. You’ll also learn to evaluate vehicle lamps, tires, and damage to help determine vehicle behaviors during the collision.

Much of the coursework will be spent using acceleration/deceleration factors and perception/reaction times to determine time/distance relationships for colliding vehicles.

Topics Include

  • Speed estimates from kinetic energy, skidmarks, scuffmarks and airborne situations
  • Vehicle dynamics and motion
  • Time, distance, and motion equations
  • Conservation of momentum equations
  • Center of mass calculation
  • Vehicle lamp examination
  • Tire damage evaluation
  • Vector sum analysis

Audience

Law enforcement and private traffic crash investigators, claims adjusters, engineers, attorneys, safety officers, military investigative personnel, animators and graphic designers

Course Length

80 hours

Prerequisite(s)

You must have completed IPTM’s At-Scene Traffic Crash/Traffic Homicide Investigation course or its equivalent.

Note(s)

For Florida Officers, this course will not qualify for Salary Incentive Credit for FDLE course "Advanced Traffic Accident Investigations."

 

Advanced Traffic Crash Investigation
    3/27/2017 - 4/7/2017 New Braintree Massachusetts    
Class times:  8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Fee: $1,095.00
Class will be held at:  Massachusetts State Police Academy
Room TBD,  340 West Brookfield Road New Braintree, MA 01531-1538
Instructor(s): Frank Volpicella
 

Advanced Traffic Crash Investigation
    4/3/2017 - 4/14/2017 Jacksonville  Florida    
Class times:  8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Fee: $1,095.00
Class will be held at:  IPTM - University of North Florida
Adam W. Herbert University Center, 12000 Alumni Drive, Jacksonville, FL  32224
Instructor(s): Alun Ellis, Michael Snow
 

Advanced Traffic Crash Investigation
    4/17/2017 - 4/28/2017 Boise Idaho    
Class times:  8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Fee: $1,095.00
Class will be held at:  Boise Police Department
Sawtooth Auditorium,  333 North Mark Stall Place Boise, ID 83704
Instructor(s): Michael Snow
 

Advanced Traffic Crash Investigation
    6/5/2017 - 6/16/2017 Tempe Arizona    
Class times:  8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Fee: $1,095.00
Class will be held at:  Tempe Police Department
Apache Substation,  1855 East Apache Blvd. Tempe, AZ 85281
Instructor(s): Alun Ellis, Charles Presley
 

Advanced Traffic Crash Investigation
    6/19/2017 - 6/30/2017 Fort Myers Florida    
Class times:  8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Fee: $1,095.00
Class will be held at:  Lee County Sheriff's Office Gun Range
Classroom B,  6570 Felix Romano Avenue Fort Myers, FL 33905
Instructor(s): Frank Volpicella, Roman Serrano
 

Advanced Traffic Crash Investigation
    7/17/2017 - 7/28/2017 Lawrence Indiana    
Class times:  8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Fee: $1,095.00
Class will be held at:  IVY Tech University
Room TBD,  9530 East 59th Street Lawrence, IN 46216
Instructor(s): Michael Snow, Larry Williams
 

Advanced Traffic Crash Investigation
    9/18/2017 - 9/29/2017 York Pennsylvania    
Class times:  8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Fee: $1,095.00
Class will be held at:  York County Fire School
Classroom #1,  330 Emig Road York, PA 17406
Instructor(s):
 

Advanced Traffic Crash Investigation
    9/25/2017 - 10/6/2017 Jacksonville  Florida    
Class times:  8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Fee: $1,095.00
Class will be held at:  IPTM - University of North Florida
Adam W. Herbert University Center, 12000 Alumni Drive, Jacksonville, FL  32224
Instructor(s): Alun Ellis, Michael Snow