Vehicle vs. pedestrian or bicycle crashes often result in severe injuries, escalating the importance of thoroughness and accuracy in the investigation and reconstruction processes. This course incorporates classroom lecture, demonstrations (through field exercises with crash test dummies, exercise as well as determining coefficient of friction and drag factors, speed estimates from various equations and crash testing, case preparation and courtroom testimony. Students will learn the math equations to model such collisions. Students will also learn how to determine first-contact positions of pedestrians, bicycles, and vehicles to estimate the speed of a striking vehicle.

Course Topics

  • Auto/Pedestrian Traffic Investigations
  • Math, Physics & Equations
  • Pedestrian Study
  • Documentation
  • Reconstruction
  • Human Factors
  • Photography
  • Pedestrian Injuries and Kinematics
  • Speed Computations
  • Practical Application

Course Prerequisites

Successful completion of the Basic Traffic Collision Investigation Course, Intermediate Traffic Collision Investigation Course, and Advanced Traffic Collision Investigation Course, or equivalency, is a pre-requisite to this course. If you have any questions or issues about these prerequisites, please contact the GTA/RTC as soon as possible.

Course Certification Number9070-33631
Course Certification Hours: 40

Course Fee Information:

Tuition: $622

POST Reimbursement Plan N/A: Tuition is $622. There is no reimbursement for travel and per diem.

Non-POST Reimbursable agencies: Tuition is $622. There is no reimbursement for travel and per diem.

09/30-10/04/2024 – San Diego
September 30, 2024 - October 04, 2024

03/31-04/04/2025 – San Diego
March 31, 2025 - April 04, 2025

10/06-10/2025 – San Diego
October 06, 2025 - October 10, 2025

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