Advanced Collision Investigation – 22 – 11 – 27
November 27 - November 30
This course builds upon the key elements learned in Introduction to Collision Investigation Level II. A thematic approach is used to introduce the student to the human element and time and distance analysis and their specific application within the collision investigation process. This will furnish the students with new skills that will increase their ability to better understand and evaluate the causative factors in the affected the collision. The course will enhance the prior experience, skills and knowledge of those who are involved directly or indirectly in collision investigation. The information will be delivered individually and as a group conducted in classroom environments.
A thematic approach will be used to introduce the key elements of human factors and time and distance considerations.
Topics will include
- driver perception and response time;
- vision and information processing;
- perception and information processing
- time and distance calculations and applications;
- case study analysis;
* Note: A significant portion of this course is dedicated to the mathematics of the time and distance function as well as incorporating the results into completion of approximate to scale diagrams.
Professionals from industrial or transportation safety, driver training, enforcement, the legal profession and insurance will find this course of particular interest. Successful graduates will:
- gain advanced investigative skills;
- acquire the knowledge that, in combination with other training and/or
- experience, is required to properly identify collision causation issues and the determination as to whether or not a collision was preventable or non-preventable;
- recognize when a collision reconstructionist may be of assistance in an investigation.
Classroom formal instruction, discussion, assignments, practical exercises
Full attendance, class participation, assignments, tests ~ for successful completion.