Traffic Crash Reconstruction

Event Description


Traffic Crash Reconstruction builds upon IPTM’s Advanced Traffic Crash Investigation course by assisting you further in understanding vehicle dynamics.  You will take part in a more intense study of time/distance calculations, two-dimensional momentum and impact speed calculations using momentum equations.

Topics include:

•  Derivation and origin of the commonly used speed formulas
•  Speed of vehicles at impact using conservation of linear momentum
•  Behavior of vehicles in a collision using Newton’s three laws of motion
•  Discussions of commercial vehicle and motorcycle dynamics in collisions
•  The determination of direction of travel, initial contact and position of vehicles on the roadway

This course includes extensive project work and controlled vehicle experiments to give you first hand experience in crash reconstruction.  Each student will be required to diagram and analyze three different crash scenarios as well as complete vector sum analysis of each.

Note:  Early application for this course is encouraged.  Prior to the start of the course, study materials in basic mathematics and algebra will be sent to you.  Please review these materials before coming to class.  Please click here to print out the required questionnaire and return it with your registration form.

Prerequisite:  Because of the highly technical subject matter, it is mandatory for you to have successfully completed IPTM’s Advanced Traffic Crash Investigation (80 hours) course or its equivalent.

Audience:  Law enforcement and private traffic crash investigators, claims adjusters, engineers, attorneys, safety officers, military investigative personnel, animators and graphic designers

Course length:  80 hours

Training Location:  IVY Tech University, 9530 East 59th Street, Lawrence, Indiana 46216

Date & Time

Start Time: 08/14/2017 08:00 am

End Time: 08/25/2017 5:00 pm


Traffic Crash Reconstruction by Institute of Police Technology & Management (IPTM) in Jacksonville FL