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Investigation of Motorcycle Crashes - Level I   

This course is designed for experienced traffic crash investigators who have a good working knowledge of the techniques and applications of formulas taught in basic crash investigation courses and who wish to build upon that foundation with more advanced mathematical formulas used to analyze motorcycle crashes.

You will be given a manual of applicable information to use as a motorcycle reference book.

Topics Include

  • Analyzing and interpreting the motorcycle crash scene
  • Determining acceleration and deceleration characteristics of the motorcycle
  • Analyzing and interpreting modes of instability and handling characteristics in motorcycles
  • Interpreting the operator factor
  • Reviewing motorcycle tires, helmets and other equipment
  • Using a practical application of formulas (projects)


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

Course Length

40 hours


You must have completed, at a minimum, IPTM’s Advanced Traffic Crash Investigation course or its equivalent.

What to Bring


  • Scientific calculator
  • Traffic template/Engineering ruler (with a scale of at least 1:120, 1:240)


  • Flash drive (2GB or higher)

ACTAR Information

IPTM's Investigation of Motorcycle Crashes course is eligible for 40 ACTAR CEUs.

What Our Students Are Saying

  • “Both instructors were very knowledgeable and passionate about the subject.” – Detective S.S.
  • “Teachers are very knowledgeable and they are able to explain formulas in terms that make it easy to understand and use for the normal accident investigator.” – C.B.
  • “I would recommend prospective motor officers first take this type of course prior to attending motor school. A lots of valuable knowledge can be taken away from this course and applied not only toward investigations, but also toward motorcycle operation.” – M.C.
  • “A lot of information provided even for someone familiar with motorcycles. Made as simple as possible through exercises and working through scenarios. This was an informative class and even being a motor officer and general motorcycle enthusiasts I still found it very informative and interesting.” – J.W.

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Schedule Changes

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received an official confirmation email prior to the first day of class, please contact us at (904) 620-4786 or before traveling or making airline reservations.

Registration and Fees

Full payment must accompany all registrations. You may register online and pay with your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express credit card, or you may download a Registration Form and mail it to IPTM with a check.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Complete the Cancellation Request Form and return it to IPTM. No telephone cancellations will be accepted. A 20% administrative fee will be assessed to all refunds if the cancellation request is received within 14 days of the course start date. In lieu of a refund, student substitutions can be made or a credit can be issued for a future course. No refunds will be given for no-shows. If materials for an online course were sent to the student, the appropriate materials and shipping costs will be deducted from the refund amount. Materials may be returned to IPTM in their original condition at the student's expense. Once IPTM has received and inspected them, the refund will be processed.

Due to the automated format of online independent study courses and Videos on Demand (VoDs), no refunds or substitutions can be made after registration.

Course Confirmations

A minimum number of registrations must be received for an in-person class to run as scheduled. When the minimum criterion has been met, written confirmation will be emailed to you. Please do not travel or make airline reservations until you receive written notification confirming that the course will run as scheduled.

Transportation and Lodging

Most locations are served by several major airlines. Transportation, food and lodging are the responsibility of the student. For information on training locations, please visit our Locations page or call us at (904) 620-4786. For courses in Jacksonville, the University of North Florida maintains a list of area hotels on the Campus Travel Management page.

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