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Advanced Analysis of Drivers' Responses   

Utilizing lectures, discussions and in-class demonstrations, Dr. Jeff Muttart and Tim Maloney from Driver Research Institute will introduce you to scientific studies and analysis to answer the key questions involving aspects of driver behavior: response and reaction times (and delays), recognition, perception, nighttime recognition and impairment, among others. Topics will focus on obtaining a better understanding of what drivers and pedestrians have done in various crash scenarios. This course is a deep dive into the underlying science of human factors research and methodologies utilized. It will give you a baseline to compare and evaluate the human role in your cases.

You will be introduced to the Response software program—a tool you can use to help analyze drivers’ responses and will learn how to incorporate it into your crash reconstruction. The Response software is based on research from Jeff, the team at Driver Research Institute, and many others in the field.

Topics Include

  • Perception-Response Time
  • Response to slow moving or stopped vehicles on multi-lane high speed roads
  • Nighttime recognition
  • Driver decision making
  • Interactive Driver Response Research (IDRR)
  • Gap acceptance for left turns, right turns, and through movements for drivers, riders, and pedestrians
  • Pedestrian walking speeds
  • Acceleration
  • Lateral acceleration (swerving) for cars, motorcycles, and commercial vehicles
  • Forward and backward acceleration of cars, motorcycles and commercial vehicles
  • Drivers’ responses to green and yellow traffic signals, deceleration choice, reaction time and probability of stopping


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

Course Length

40 hours


You must have completed IPTM’s Advanced Traffic Crash Investigation course or its equivalent. It is strongly recommended that you have a minimum of five years of field experience in traffic crash investigation.

What to Bring


  • We highly recommend bringing a laptop as the course materials and final exam are delivered electronically.


Upon successful completion, you will be provided with a 7-day trial of the cloud-based human factors analysis software, Response.

ACTAR Information

IPTM's Advanced Analysis of Drivers' Responses course is eligible for 40 ACTAR CEUs.



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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