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Crash Reconstruction

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Course Offerings:

Basic Heavy Truck Reconstruction 40-Hours
* Crash Investigation Series 1-6 20-Hours Each
* Crash Reconstruction Preparation 12-Hours
* Crash Reconstruction 80-Hours
Event Data Recorder Use in Traffic Crash Reconstruction
* On-Scene Crash Investigation 6-Hours
On-Scene Crash Investigation 12-Hours
Pedestrian/Bicycle Reconstruction 40-Hours


Accident reconsturction

Basic Heavy Truck Reconstruction 40-Hours

This 40 hour course is designed to teach the unique skills required to gather, document, and preserve evidence needed for the reconstruction of heavy truck crashes. The course will cover the following subjects: brake force calculations, acceleration and deceleration testing, pre-trip inspection familiarization, log book familiarization, push rod travel and measurements, as well as specific math formulas for heavy truck investigation and should be considered a math intensive course. Practical field demonstrations and data gathering exercises will take place. All instructors are ACTAR accredited professionals in the field of crash reconstruction. Course approved for 40 ACTAR CEU's, and POST certified.

Semi Truck and Car Accident

Semi Truck and Car Accident

COST: Tuition for this course is $475 per person for everyone. Participants can pay via credit card (MasterCard, VISA, and Discover), check made payable to the Missouri Safety Center or purchase order number (you will receive an invoice). To be accepted payment must be received prior to the first day of the course.All training materials and course-work will be provided and performed electronically, students must bring a laptop with the free Adobe Reader program installed. This will allow the students to become completely familiar with the material both during and after the class, also in some cases, it will help students prepare for the next in a series of classes.

Requirements: All students must provide a laptop with Adobe Reader. If you cannot provide a laptop but are interested in the course, please email Mr. Jim Delap or call 800-801-3588 prior to registration.

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Crash Investigation sign with Police Lights


* CRASH
Series
1-6
20-Hours Each


 

The Crash Series is designed to provide training from Basic Crash Investigation through Advanced Crash Investigation. The series must be taken consecutively and includes 6 courses, each 20 contact hours in length. The course schedule runs Wednesday, 8 am through Friday noon, once each month. The series prepares officers to attend a Reconstruction class and is math intensive. While the classes start at a slower "mathematical" pace, by Crash 3 the math is at an upper high school or freshman college level.

Because all training materials and course-work will be provided and performed electronically, students must bring a laptop with the free Adobe Reader program installed. This will allow the students to become completely familiar with the material both during and after the class, also in some cases, it will help students prepare for the next in a series of classes.

Crash 1 January 22-24 Provides a foundation of knowledge for new or inexperienced students. It will also serve as a refresher for more experienced students, familiar with the basics of crash investigation. The students will be taught useful information necessary to develop both basic and intermediate skills and proficiency in crash investigation. Topics include: a review of the S.T.A.R.S. report form; the basics of calculator usage; an overview of crash scene safety; physical facts at the scene; tire marks; and some basic measuring and diagramming. NOTE: The Crash Series is math intensive by the time the student reaches the completion of Crash 3.

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Crash 2 February 19-21 Provides the student with intermediate skills focusing on identifying, collecting and preserving evidence, as well as field sketches and scaled drawings. Topics include: an introduction to Newton’s Laws and how they relate to crash investigation; an introduction to the math formulas used in the Crash Series and Reconstruction; examples of preliminary use of the math formulas; and an explanation of drag factors and their importance to crash investigation. NOTE: The Crash Series is math intensive by the time the student reaches the completion of Crash 3.

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Crash 3 March 19-21 Provides the student with an understanding of time/distance and how it relates to crash investigation. The students will receive a methodical progression of math formulas that allow a basic fundamental understanding of how time/distance works in relation the crash investigation and reconstruction. Topics include: time/distance problems dealing with a single vehicle skids and crashes; vehicle and pedestrian crashes; two-vehicle crashes; and an overview of motorcycle crashes. NOTE: The Crash Series is math intensive by the time the student reaches the completion of Crash 3.

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Crash 4 April 16-18 Provides officers with useful information necessary to develop advanced skills and proficiency in Crash investigation. It is designed for students who have attended basic traffic crash investigation courses, or to be used as a refresher for students who wish to update their skills in solving math formulas used in reconstructing traffic crashes. The student is introduced to the conservation of momentum and how it relates to crash investigation. The student will begin calculating crashes, using momentum equations for both in-line crashes and angled collisions. Topics include: a time/distance review, in-line momentum, 360 degree momentum, and practical work sheets. NOTE: From Crash 4 - on, the Series is math intensive.

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Crash 5 May 21-23 Provides the student with information required to develop advanced skills in conducting crash investigations and solving mathematical equations utilized in completing a traffic crash reconstruction. Correctly solving mathematical equations used for crash reconstruction is highly emphasized. This section is specifically designed for students who have completed Crash 3 and 4, or other advanced traffic crash investigation courses. This course could serve as a refresher for students who want to update their skills in field sketching, scale diagramming, and solving math equations. During this course, students will measure, diagram, and calculate speeds for at least two practical exercises. Topics include: an airborne equation review, in-line and 360 degree momentum reviews, and at least two practical exercises where students measure, diagram, and calculate speeds for “staged” crashes. NOTE: From Crash 4 - on, the Series is math intensive.

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Crash 6 June 25-27 Provides students with the opportunity to apply all aspects of the skills they have acquired in Crash 1 – 5. The students will be expected to successfully solve advanced mathematical equations, and to gather, document, and preserve evidence necessary to complete the basics of a reconstruction. Crash 4 and 5 are required for acceptance into Crash 6. This course is the culmination of all the student has learned. Upon arrival at Crash 6 the students will have at least 4 “staged” crashes. They will be required to measure, diagram, and calculate speeds. Also, they will be required to calculate the time/distance problems that go along with each crash. The student will also be given a set of baseline/coordinate measurements and asked to complete a diagram and the math calculations to determine speeds, as well as some time/distance problems. Crash 6 is designed to prepare the student to attend Basic Crash Reconstruction class. This course in the Crash Series is very math intensive.

Tuition is waived for all full-time Missouri law enforcement officers, and 116 hours of POST credit is awarded. Supported through MoDOT's Traffic and Highway Safety Division.

NON LAW ENFORCEMENT tuition for this course is $300 per person for each class, total of $1,800. Participants may pay via credit card (MasterCard, VISA, and Discover), check made payable to the Missouri Safety Center or purchase order number (you will receive an invoice). To be accepted payment must be received prior to the first day of the course.

LOCATION: MoDOT's Transportation Management Center, 14301 S. Outer Forty, Chesterfield, MO, 63017

Requirements: All students must provide a laptop with Adobe Reader. If you cannot provide a laptop but are interested in the course, please email Mr. Jim Delap (jdelap@ucmo.edu) or call 800-801-3588 prior to registration.

2014 Crash Investigation Series 1-6 dates:
Crash 1 - January 22-24
Crash 2 - February 19-21
Crash 3 - March 19-21
Crash 4 - April 16-18
Crash 5 - May 21-23
Crash 6 - June 25-27

Wednesday & Thursday 8:00am ~ 5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am ~ 12:00pm


Chesterfield, Missouri Hotel Accommodations:

Drury Plaza Hotel
355 Chesterfield Center
Chesterfield, MO  63017
(636) 532-3300


Homewood Suites
840 Chesterfield Pkwy W
Chesterfield, MO  63017
(636) 530-0305


Hampton Inn
16201 Swingley Ridge Rd.
Chesterfield, MO  63017
(636) 537-2500


DoubleTree

16625 Swingley Ridge Rd.
Chesterfield, MO  63017
(636) 532-5000


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Reconstruction

* CRASH
Reconstruction Preparation
12- Hours

Crash Reconstruction Preparation is designed primarily for officers who have completed the Crash Series or other Advanced Crash trainings, to prepare them for the math performed in the 80-Hour Reconstruction Class. During this course, the student will have the opportunity to sharpen his/her math skills. It is a student-driven class that allows the student to work in areas where they feel they need review. The course has at least 2 instructors, and they provide individual assistance as the class works through some of the more difficult phases of mathematical calculations done in Crash Reconstruction. Topics can include such items as: evidence collection, field sketches, scale diagramming, and work on difficult math equations and problems. This course is recommended for students who did not attend the Crash Series in the current year and for those who feel they need additional work on math skills.

Requirements: All students must provide a laptop with Adobe Reader. If you cannot provide a laptop but are interested in the course, please email Mr. Jim Delap (jdelap@ucmo.edu) or call 800-801-3588 prior to registration.

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Tuition is waived for all full-time Missouri law enforcement officers, and 12 hours of POST credit is awarded. Supported through MoDOT's Traffic and Highway Safety Division.
NON LAW ENFORCEMENT tuition for this course is $200 per person.

Traffice Crash Recon Templete

Participants may pay via credit card (MasterCard, VISA, and Discover), check made payable to the Missouri Safety Center or purchase order number (you will receive an invoice). To be accepted payment must be received prior to the first day of the course.

Course Date: 8/21 & 8/22, 2014
Location: Chesterfield, MO

CLICK HERE to REGISTER
for this COURSE


Because all training materials and course-work will be provided and performed electronically, students must bring a laptop with the free Adobe Reader program installed. This will allow the students to become completely familiar with the material both during and after the class, also in some cases, it will help students prepare for the next in a series of classes.


Accident Reconstruction


* CRASH

Reconstruction
80-Hours


Diagram

Crash Reconstruction is an 80 contact hour course of study conducted in two consecutive weeks. It is a state-of-the-art training in reconstruction crashes, taught by ACTAR accredited instructors. The goal of this training is to develop the student’s proficiency in identifying, recording, and preserving the evidence from which an accurate crash reconstruction can be completed. Also, the training is geared to assist any student who wants to further his/her career in reconstruction by taking the ACTAR examination. Hands-on work is included in the curriculum to allow the student a better understanding of what will be needed for reconstructions in the field. Topics covered include: a review of all math equations used in crash reconstruction; an in-depth discussion of Newton’s Laws and how they relate to vehicle crashes; post collision examination of vehicle; photography of vehicles and scenes; practical exercises in measuring, scale diagramming, and post collision examination of vehicles; pedestrian factors; and many others. A student must have successfully completed the Crash Series or another Advanced Crash Investigation training as a prerequisite to attend Crash Reconstruction.Tuition is waived for all full-time Missouri law enforcement officers, and 70 hours of POST credit is awarded. Supported through MoDOT's Traffic and Highway Safety Division. NON LAW ENFORCEMENT tuition for this course is $725 per person.

Participants may pay via credit card (MasterCard, VISA, and Discover), check made payable to the Missouri Safety Center or purchase order number (you will receive an invoice). To be accepted payment must be received prior to the first day of the course.

Because all training materials and course-work will be provided and performed electronically, students must bring a laptop with the free Adobe Reader program installed. This will allow the students to become completely familiar with the material both during and after the class, also in some cases, it will help students prepare for the next in a series of classes.

Location: MoDOT's Transportation Management Center, 14301 S. Outer Forty, Chesterfield, MO, 63017

Date: Sept. 15 ~ 26, 2014

CLICK HERE to REGISTER for THIS COURSE

Requirements
: All students must provide a laptop with Adobe Reader. If you cannot provide a laptop but are interested in the course, please email Mr. Jim Delap (jdelap@ucmo.edu) or call 800-801-3588 prior to registration.

Chesterfield, Missouri Hotel Accommodations:

Drury Plaza Hotel
355 Chesterfield Center
Chesterfield, MO  63017
(636) 532-3300


Homewood Suites
840 Chesterfield Pkwy W
Chesterfield, MO  63017
(636) 530-0305


Hampton Inn
16201 Swingley Ridge Rd.
Chesterfield, MO  63017
(636) 537-2500


DoubleTree

16625 Swingley Ridge Rd.
Chesterfield, MO  63017
(636) 532-5000

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Event Data Recorder
Use in Traffic Crash
Reconstruction ~ 40-Hours

Event Data Recorder Use in Traffic Crash Reconstruction

This comprehensive course will teach you how to operate the Bosch© Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) system hardware and software to image crash data from supported car and light truck event data recorders (EDR’s) as well as analyze the downloaded data and apply it to your reconstructions.

We begin with a history of EDR’s, what vehicles have EDR information you can retrieve, and what type of information you can expect by model and model year. From there, we will take you step-by-step through the process of operating the Bosch© CDR hardware and software. You will practice locating connection points, properly connecting the unit to the vehicles, supplying power to both the EDR and the CDR tool, initiating the necessary commands, and successfully storing files from modules in the classroom, from operational vehicles, and from crashed vehicles that have partially destroyed electrical systems. The course is designed around numerous individual and group exercises that will give you hands-on application and practice of the procedures in a variety of situations.

In addition, we will teach you how to reconcile EDR data with roadway evidence calculations to yield a complete reconstruction considering all available evidence. Simple checklists and guides will be provided to improve your consistency and accuracy, and templates will take some of the work out of more complex analysis. You will be given several EDR reports from supported manufacturers from real world crashes and will work in teams to analyze the EDR data and reconcile it to the scene evidence you are given. Analysis will also cover identifying staged collisions in insurance fraud cases.

During the course, we will teach you how to:
• Select the proper imaging method based upon the situation
• Analyze any set of EDR data you encounter, regardless of manufacturer
• Recognize the six vehicle operational conditions where EDR speed data has been improperly used
• Determine the effect that equipment modifications have on EDR speed data
• Use pre-crash data to identify when a vehicle lost control in order to select the peak speed before the vehicle lost control
• Calculate the appropriate ranges for speed at impact for different EDR’s
• Use accelerator pedal release and brake application timing as the first reaction to an impending crash
• Use time-distance analysis to estimate the point of first perception
• Utilize EDR data to gain previously unavailable insight into driver behavior and approach speed rather than impact speed
• Use EDR analysis methods that will work for any manufacturer’s data, even those not yet released to publicly available imaging tools
• Use OEM specific Excel© templates to analyze EDR data
• Support Frye and Daubert hearings with references to copyrighted research and on-copyrighted items
• Use the same analysis techniques for heavy trucks although the data available differs from passenger car and light truck reports
• Understand the new National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Part 563 rule (effective September 2012) that will standardize EDR data and make more data available in more severe crashes

Notes: Please bring your Bosch© EDR kit and battery booster boxes to class, if you have them, as well as tools to access EDR’s and protective clothing appropriate for working in wrecks with sharp edges and broken glass.

Audience: Law enforcement and private traffic crash investigators, insurance fraud special investigators and claims adjusters, engineers, attorneys, safety officers, military investigative personnel, collision animation and simulation graphics users.

Cost: $695.00 due upon enrollment

Participants may pay via credit card (MasterCard, VISA, and Discover).

Location: TBA

Date and Time: TBA


If you have questions please contact Jim Delap (jdelap@ucmo.edu) 660-543-4081 or 800-801-3588.

* On-Scene Crash Investigation 6-Hours

This basic 6 hour course is designed for a road officer or other officials who responds to the scene of a traffic crash, yet has no formal training in crash investigation techniques.  Participants will learn how to determine what physical evidence should be identified and documented on a STARS report, as well as the best methods for preserving the evidence of a vehicle crash scene should further investigation be required.  This course can also be used to ensure that officers have the necessary knowledge and skills to properly collect and document crash data for a STARS report.  It can also be used for anyone needing a basic refresher in on-scene crash investigation, 6 hours of POST credit is awarded to all full-time Missouri law enforcement officers.

The tuition is waived for all full-time Missouri law enforcement officers and 6 hours of POST credit is awarded. Supported through MoDOT's Traffic and Highway Safety Division. Arrangements for meals and lodging will be your responsibility. Because our classes have limited seating, and are filled on a first come first serve basis, we ask for a 48 hour notice of cancellation. This may allow someone else, on a waiting list, to take the course. TO CANCEL - CALL Bev (660-543-4834) OR E-MAIL brichardson@ucmo.edu.

NON-LAW ENFORCEMENT OR OUT OF STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT COST: Tuition is $75 per person. Participants may pay via credit card (MasterCard, VISA, and Discover), check made payable to the Missouri Safety Center (Humphrey Building Suite 200, Warrensburg, MO 64093 or purchase order number note in registration comments. To be accepted payment must be received prior to the first day of the course.

Because all training materials and course-work will be provided and performed electronically, students must bring a laptop with the free Adobe Reader program installed. This will allow the students to become completely familiar with the material both during and after the class, also in some cases, it will help students prepare for the next in a series of classes.

Requirements: All students must provide a laptop with Adobe Reader. If you cannot provide a laptop but are interested in the course, please email Mr. Jim Delap (jdelap@ucmo.edu) or call 800-801-3588 prior to registration.

Scheduled Course(s):

Date and Time: TBA

 

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On-Scene Crash Investigation 12-Hours

This 12 hour course was created for individuals within law enforcement, or state agencies, assigned as a Crash Investigator.  The course is designed to teach participants the basics of identifying and preserving evidence at a crash scene, and introduces the proper methods for documenting critical evidence necessary for later reconstructions.  It is meant for individuals who will not only respond to a crash scene to gather and document evidence, but will also ensure that this important information is available to assist a crash reconstructionist.  This course will provide an agency with personnel trained to identify, document, and preserve critical evidence that is often lost at the crash scene, 12 hours of POST credit is awarded to all full-time Missouri law enforcement officers. Supported through MoDOT's Traffic and Highway Safety Division.

COST: Tuition for this course is $150 per person. Participants can pay via credit card (MasterCard, VISA, and Discover), check made payable to the Missouri Safety Center or purchase order number (you will receive an invoice). Payment is due BEFORE the first day of the course. TO CANCEL - CALL (660-543-4834) OR E-MAIL walters_young@ucmo.edu.

Because all training materials and course-work will be provided and performed electronically, students must bring a laptop with the free Adobe Reader program installed. This will allow the students to become completely familiar with the material both during and after the class, also in some cases, it will help students prepare for the next in a series of classes.

Requirements: All students must provide a laptop with Adobe Reader. If you cannot provide a laptop but are interested in the course, please email Mr. Jim Delap (jdelap@ucmo.edu) or call 800-801-3588 prior to registration.

Scheduled Course(s): TBA

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Car and Bicycle Traffic

Pedestrian/Bicycle
Reconstruction
40-Hours

Car and Bicycle Crash

This 40 contact hour course is designed to teach the unique skills required to gather, document, and preserve evidence needed for the reconstruction of pedestrian or bicycle crashes. The course exposes the student to many of the current pedestrian reconstruction formulas being used and should be considered a math intensive course. Students will be performing advanced mathematical equations and some quadratic equations. Practical field demonstrations and data gathering exercises will take place. All instructors are ACTAR accredited professionals in the field of crash reconstruction.

LOCATION: The Pedestrian/Bicycle Reconstruction course will be held at - MO Safety Center Highway Safety Instructional Park, 1200 South Holden, Warrensburg, Missouri 64093

ACTAR continuing education units will be awarded to ACTAR accredited students, and 36 hours of POST credit is awarded to all full-time Missouri law enforcement officers.

COST: Tuition for this course is $475 per person. Participants can pay via credit card (MasterCard, VISA, and Discover), check made payable to the Missouri Safety Center or purchase order number (you will receive an invoice). Payment is due BEFORE the first day of the course.

Because all training materials and course-work will be provided and performed electronically, students must bring a laptop with the free Adobe Reader program installed. This will allow the students to become completely familiar with the material both during and after the class, also in some cases, it will help students prepare for the next in a series of classes.

Requirements: All students must provide a laptop with Adobe Reader. If you cannot provide a laptop but are interested in the course, please email Mr. Jim Delap (jdelap@ucmo.edu) or call 800-801-3588 prior to registration.

Scheduled Course(s): TBA

* Supported through MoDOT's Traffic and Highway Safety Division.

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