Accident Investigation


Reconstruction Specialists, Inc.

Motorcycle Collision Reconstruction

The student can expect to receive updated and real world applications for handling motorcycle crashes involving minor injuries all the way up to fatality investigations. 

The following information pertains to the course study:

Interpreting the unique marks on the road surface
Sliding motorcycles friction values
Operators friction values if sliding
Differences in braking compared to motor vehicles braking 
Braking and acceleration
Different models of motorcycles, performance versus leisure
Operators of motorcycles and their skill level in that operation
Articulated vehicle issues
Time and distance relationships with motorcycles versus motor vehicles
Crush damage analysis using frontal fork deformation
Momentum/energy in collisions

A day outside measuring and testing motorcycles for acceleration and deceleration factors.  This will include a weight transfer exercise to obtain a resultant drag factor.  Students are encouraged to bring their personal motorcycles for testing.
Two engineering diagrams of actual collisions to be reconstructed by the student.
Final exam involving a theory portion and the reconstruction of a crash scene as a practical exercise to test accuracy and application of student’s knowledge.

To attend Motorcyle Collision Reconstruction students MUST have passed an accredited Level I and Level II accident investigation course.
(e.g. AIRS, IPTM, Northwestern).