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Symposium on Traffic Safety  

Symposium on Traffic Safety
Special Problems in Crash Reconstruction
Impaired Driving and Traffic Enforcement
Emerging Technologies and Innovative Solutions

May 15 - 18, 2017 | Orlando, Florida

Click here to view the tentative agenda.

IPTM’s Symposium on Traffic Safety combines our two biggest conferencesSpecial Problems in Traffic Crash Reconstruction and the Symposium on Impaired Driving Enforcement – into a four-day information-packed learning experience. The Symposium will focus on emerging technology and innovative solutions used in crash reconstruction, DUI enforcement and highway safety.

BONUS: We’ve added more learning opportunities before and after the Symposium - attend a FREE ACTAR test preparation course before, or stay for one of four 8-hour specialty courses or the ACTAR exam after.

Topics Include

General Sessions

  • Effective Courtroom Testimony
  • The Top Ten Things That Get Cops In Trouble
  • Video Analysis of Body and Dash Cams
  • Interpreting Complex Signal Timings
  • Drug Recognition Expert Examination Characteristics of Cannabis Impairment

Crash Investigations Track

  • Event Data Recorder Update 2017
  • In-Vehicle Infotainment Data
  • Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) - Another Heavy Vehicle EDR
  • Using UAVs (Drones) in Crash Investigations
  • GM Pedestrian Protection Systems and Their EDRs
  • Case Study Using Event Data Recorder Information
  • Body Worn Camera Video as a Reconstruction Tool
  • UAV Photogrammetry for Crash Reconstruction and Forensic Mapping
  • Heavy Vehicle Event Data Retrieval Using Synercon Hardware and Software
  • Occupant Kinematics and Injury: A Doctor’s Perspective into Crash Reconstruction
  • Truck Brake Failure: Differences Between Failure Modes for Drum and (New) Disc Brakes
  • SmartPhone “Apps” and Equipment for Traffic Crash Reconstruction
  • Modern Motorcycle Technology and Reconstruction Techniques
  • From Crash to Court
  • Traffic Crash Reconstruction: Exercises in Problem Solving
  • Tire Forensics and Tire Investigation Data

DUI Enforcement Track

  • DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Refresher (4 hour certification)
  • A Killer High: Heroin and Fentanyl Epidemic
  • DUI Silver Bullets – Building the Airtight DUI Case
  • Standardized Field Sobriety Tests in Spanish
  • Identifying and Processing the Hardcore Drunk Driver
  • DUI Crash Investigations: When Your Divided Attention Skills are Tested
  • Daubert & DREs – How to Prove One with the Other
  • THI Teams: A Traffic Homicide/DUI Partnership
  • Alcohol and ...
  • Administrative Suspension of Driving Privileges Formal and Informal Reviews
  • DUI from a Defense Perspective
  • Breath Test Update
  • Florida DUI Case Law Update
  • Florida Legislative Update
  • Decisions and Their Impact: A Father’s Story
  • Hear Me Know and Remember What I Said
  • Learning to Survive and Thrive During Cross Examination

Traffic Safety Track

  • DDACTS: Program Overviews and Your Role in Their Success
  • Strategies to Combat Distracted Driving
  • Elderly Drivers: Recognizing Cognitive Impairment at Roadside
  • Media and HVE – Getting the Media to Work for You
  • The Present and Future of Speed Measurement
  • Traffic Enforcement Legal Issues, DUI Investigations and More
  • The Leadership Response to Unifying Agency and Community Partnerships for Traffic Resource Management

What to do: Before, During, and After

BEFORE the conference: Take advantage of a FREE 8-hour ACTAR Test Preparation course on Sunday, May 14th.

DURING the conference: General sessions will benefit all participants. For crash participants, we are planning one afternoon of outdoor activities where you can work side by side with world renown experts. Simultaneously, we will be running a variety of breakout sessions.

AFTER the conference: Plan to stay on Friday, May 19th to attend one of the following 8-hour courses or to take the ACTAR exam:
     DRE Recertification Training
     Laser/RADAR Instructor Update - Cancelled
     Marijuana Impaired Driving Detection for Law Enforcement
     DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) Instructor Update

Conference Location

Doubletree by Hilton
(At the Entrance to Universal Orlando)
5780 Major Blvd
Orlando, Florida 32819

Phone: (800) 222-8733

Daily Non-Guest Parking: $12 (unlimited in and out privileges)

Lodging Information

DoubleTree by Hilton (conference location)
Online Reservations

The $114 conference rate expired April 21. Rooms are still available at the prevailing rate.

Holiday Inn (next to conference hotel)
Online Reservations

Fairfield Inn & Suites (near conference hotel)
Online Reservations

Vendor Opportunities


If you wish to be a vendor at the Symposium, please click here.

ACTAR Information

To register for the ACTAR Prep class on Sunday, May 14th, click here. To register for the ACTAR Examination on Friday, May 19th, click here.

For more information about the ACTAR examination, visit


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