This course is the next step in the accident reconstruction training program after completing the On-Scene Accident Investigation (Level I). The course is two weeks (80 hours).
Advanced Technical Accident Investigation consists of the following topics:
Diagramming of critical scenes Linear perimeter measurement system Crush damage analysis Vehicle dynamics Occupant kinematics Time and distance analysis in accident investigations Advanced airborne equations Conservation of linear momentum Introduction to Automobile vs. Pedestrian collision analysis Vehicle system failures
This course is designed for the police officer or engineer that is consistently handling critical collisions and the analysis of those collisions. There is substantial course work and projects to reinforce instruction. Students should be well versed in scientific calculator usage.
A mandatory prerequisite for this class is On-Scene Basic Accident Investigation (Level I) from an accredited source, (AIRS, Northwestern, IPTM, etc.). A comprehensive exam will be given at the close of each week covering the topics studied.
Advanced Technical Accident Investigation is a prerequisite for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (Level III).