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Courses

No matter what your needs are, you can count on Traffic Safety Training Center for the support and instruction that you deserve. Browse through our comprehensive range of courses below to learn more about what we can do for you, and be sure to check back frequently as new courses are in development! Students will need to bring a laptop . All classes have USB drives issued with class materials.  Students will also need scientific calculators, Accident Drawing Template with scale, 360 degree counter-clockwise protractor and drawing compass with thumb wheel

 

Motorcycle Collision Reconstruction

40 Hour Course

This course will teach collision reconstructionist how to investigate and reconstruct collisions involving motorcycles. Students will learn methods to obtain the speed of the motorcycle including airborne, wheelbase deformation and vehicle crush, kinetic energy, and time and distance methods.  Course includes live crash testing.

Pedestrian-Bicycle Collision Reconstruction

40 Hour Course

This course will teach collision reconstructionists how to conduct proper and thorough investigations of pedestrian-bicycle involved collisions. During the course students will learn several methods to obtain speed estimates in these types of crashes including airborne, Searle, Eubanks, Barzelay, and others, along with time and distance scenarios.  Course includes live crash testing as part of the curriculum.

Occupant Kinematics

40 Hour Course

In this course participants will learn methods to answer the classic, “Who was driving?” question that commonly occurs in collision reconstructions.  Topics such as linear momentum, principle direction of force, Newton’s Laws of Motion, rollover investigation, air bag and restraint systems, interior passenger compartment inspections, as well as basic human anatomy, medical records, and injury investigations will be covered.  Participants will then learn how to take all the covered topics and apply them to several case files where they will determine which occupant was the driver at the time of the crash.  Course includes live occupant movement experiments.

Commercial Motor Vehicle Collision Reconstruction

40 Hour Course

Reconstructing collisions involving vehicles, pedestrians, or motorcycles is tough. Reconstructing collisions involving commercial motor vehicles, is tougher.  In this course participants will learn how to dive in to a CMV recon without fear or reservation, obtaining braking percentages, drag factors, and speed estimates.

Reconstruction From and Analysis of Video Sources

40 Hour Course

In this course the participant will learn, through extensive hands on projects and field  exercises, photogrammetry techniques for video sources, which are geared towards a law enforcement or investigations application.  Projects starting with the beginner in mind which will teach the participant the basics of photogrammetry and then will progress to projects including recreating a collision scene from a video shot, after the event has occured, as well as velocity extraction from videos shot during the event.  The course will culminate with a final on scene project with known parameters for attendees to compare their results to.  Video sources discussed include: dash cameras, law enforcement dash cameras, law enforcement body-worn cameras, cell phone cameras, surveillance cameras, and action type cameras.

Post-Collision Vehicle Inspections

40 Hour Course

In many collision investigations and reconstructions, the very important aspect of the post-collision vehicle inspection oftentimes falls to the wayside.  This is usually not due to poor investigative technique or lack of investigator desire, but to a lack of training of knowledge.  In this course, participants will receive a crash course in automotive concepts, terminology, and operating systems, as well as how to inspect these systems after a crash occurs to rule out defect and properly document vehicle evidence.  Topics covered will include automotive braking systems, suspension systems, linear perimeter damage profiling, damage photography and others.

Phase One At-Scene Collision Investigat

80 Hour Course

This is the introductory course in the collision reconstruction series.  In this course students will begin to learn the fundamentals of collision reconstruction including how to identify and properly collect evidence from the trafficway and collision vehicles, how to measure and complete scale diagrams, and how to calculate basic speed estimates and time and distance equations. This is first of three courses in the collision reconstruction series.

Phase Two Technical Collision Reconstruction

80 Hour Course

This is the follow up course to Phase One.  In this phase, the fundamentals of speed estimates and time and distance will be expanded on while new concepts such as linear momentum, airborne, velocity equations, and vector diagramming will be introduced to the curriculum.  To participate the student must have completed Phase One through the Traffic Safety Training Center, or its equivalent. This is the second course in the collision reconstruction series.

Phase Three Collision Reconstruction

80 Hour Course

This is the final phase in the basic collision investigation series.  In phase three, the student will continue to expand on knowledge and skills acquired during Phases One and Two.  After Phase Three, using projects, crash testing, and case studies, the student will be able to confidently arrive at the scene of a collision, collect and interpret valuable evidence, complete a scale diagram, and calculate a speed estimate, and then prosecute the case in court.

Collision Reconstruction Refresher

40 Hours

This class is designed to give officers a better understanding in Collision Reconstruction topics and reinforce the principles and techniques necessary to reconstruct a collision.  Topics include math refresher, time distance problems, kinetic energy occupant kinematics and momentum.  This course will include a live crash test.  The student will investigate the crash from beginning to end.  The student will also complete a report on the crash test.