This Video on Demand addresses the one of the most misunderstood and least considered factors in crash investigation – pavement edge drop off. When vehicles leave the pavement edge to a lowered or unimproved shoulder area, even for a moment, the effect of encountering a raised edge of pavement upon re-entry can have a significant role in the resulting collision. Whether your case involves a single vehicle rollover, or a cross-over into the opposing lane, when a pavement edge drop off exists it can be a factor precipitating the loss of control.
Your instructor, George Ruotolo, will also explain other important contributing factors including, the speed of the errant vehicle, the angle of exit or re-entry from the lane, and whether the driver might lose or maintain control upon re-entry. He will use examples from actual cases and review the large body of research into this phenomenon.
Law enforcement, military and private crash reconstructionist, claims adjusters, engineers and attorneys
Online environment: Videos on Demand (VoDs) provide comprehensive, subject-specific information and must be viewed within 30 days upon registration. Once the 30-day period has ended, you may have limited access and be required to re-enroll. Additional fees may apply.
Computer requirements: You will complete the course entirely online. A dependable broadband internet connection with a Windows or Mac computer and Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download) are required.
IPTM's Pavement Edge Drop Off (VoD) is elegible for 1 ACTAR CEU.