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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.

What to Bring

Required
  • Calculator with square root, sine/co-sine, and parentheses () functions and a compass
  • Work clothes for outside activities (including inclement weather)
Recommended
  • Camera and equipment to document field exercises
  • Three-ring binder for handouts

Note(s)

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

You should review all formulas and work from your basic or At-Scene Traffic Crash/Traffic Homicide Investigation course prior to coming to class.

Courses in the Series

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Advanced Traffic Crash Investigation
    1/7/2019 - 1/18/2019 Phoenix Arizona    
Class times:  8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Fee: $1,095.00
Hotel and Location Information:  Arizona DPS Training Compound
Room TBD,  2010 West Encanto Boulevard Phoenix, AZ 85009
Instructor(s):
 

Advanced Traffic Crash Investigation
    4/1/2019 - 4/12/2019 New Braintree Massachusetts    
Class times:  8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Fee: $1,095.00
Hotel and Location Information:  Massachusetts State Police Academy
Room TBD,  340 West Brookfield Road New Braintree, MA 01531-1538
Instructor(s):
 

Advanced Traffic Crash Investigation
    4/1/2019 - 4/12/2019 Jacksonville  Florida    
Class times:  8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Fee: $1,095.00
Hotel and Location Information:  IPTM - University of North Florida
Adam W. Herbert University Center, 12000 Alumni Drive, Jacksonville, FL  32224
Instructor(s):
 

Advanced Traffic Crash Investigation
    4/8/2019 - 4/19/2019 Apex North Carolina    
Class times:  8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Fee: $1,095.00
Hotel and Location Information:  Apex Police Department
Room TBD,  205 Saunders Street Apex, NC 27502
Instructor(s):
 

Advanced Traffic Crash Investigation
    4/22/2019 - 5/3/2019 Keizer Oregon    
Class times:  8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Fee: $1,095.00
Hotel and Location Information:  Keizer Police Department
Room TBD,  930 Chemawa Road Northeast Keizer, OR 97303
Instructor(s):
 

Advanced Traffic Crash Investigation
    6/10/2019 - 6/21/2019 Sulphur Louisiana    
Class times:  8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Fee: $1,095.00
Hotel and Location Information:  Sulphur Police Department
Room TBD,  B, 500 North Huntington Street Sulphur, LA 70663
Instructor(s):
 

Advanced Traffic Crash Investigation
    9/23/2019 - 10/4/2019 Jacksonville  Florida    
Class times:  8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Fee: $1,095.00
Hotel and Location Information:  IPTM - University of North Florida
Adam W. Herbert University Center, 12000 Alumni Drive, Jacksonville, FL  32224
Instructor(s):