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Investigation of Motorcycle Crashes  

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)

Audience

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

Course Length

40 hours

Prerequisite(s)

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

What to Bring

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

  • “In field exercises helped me better understand class concepts.” – V.B.
  • “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.

 

Investigation of Motorcycle Crashes
    6/24/2019 - 6/28/2019 Scottsdale Arizona    
Class times:  8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Fee: $795.00
Hotel and Location Information:  Scottsdale Police Department - Police and Fire
Scottsdale Police and Fire Training Center,  911 North Stadem Drive Scottsdale , AZ 85281
Instructor(s):
 

Investigation of Motorcycle Crashes
    8/26/2019 - 8/30/2019 Lawrence Indiana    
Class times:  8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Fee: $795.00
Hotel and Location Information:  IVY Tech University
Room TBD,  9530 East 59th Street Lawrence, IN 46216
Instructor(s):
 

Investigation of Motorcycle Crashes
    11/18/2019 - 11/22/2019 Jacksonville  Florida    
Class times:  8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Fee: $795.00
Hotel and Location Information:  IPTM - University of North Florida
Adam W. Herbert University Center, 12000 Alumni Drive, Jacksonville, FL  32224
Instructor(s):