TAR Services

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT RECONSTRUCTION SERVICES  PTY  LTD

The Investigation of Serious Traffic Accidents Course:   

Traffic Accident Reconstruction Level 1 

 

The Investigation of Serious Traffic Accident  Course is for different Law Enforcement Agencies as well as Assessors in the Private Sector that to this point has been involved only in the first level of Accident Investigation, namely the reporting of a vehicle collision, or the mere completion of the Accident Report Form.  This course is designed to take you to the next level of accident investigation.

Duration of Course:  2 Weeks of classroom lectures.

Practical

  • on race track.
  • at scrap yard.

Each student must have:

  • a scale ruler:  scale 1:200 and 1:400
  • a compass "passer"
  • a scientific calculator


___________________________________________________________

 


  

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT RECONSTRUCTION LEVEL 1 COURSE CONTENT

_____________________________________________________ 




 

SUBJECTS

 

THE   COURSE HAS THE FOLLOWING Subjects/Courses

1

Traffic accident reconstruction legislation.

Show that you understand the different laws   applicable regarding accident reconstruction.

2

Communication skills in traffic accident   reconstruction.

Demonstrate the ability to obtain statements from   witnesses and to obtain a warning statement from a suspect.

3

Vehicle damage analysis.

 

Analyze damage on a vehicle in order to determine   the principle direction of force.

4

Scale plan drawing.

Draw a plan of an accident scene to scale.

5

Safety standards.

Understand safety standards during vehicle   mechanical inspections during post-crash conditions and accident scene   evaluation.

6

Specific vehicle data

Record the exact recording of specific vehicle   data and specification for further identification of laboratory or standard   investigation away from the crash scene.

7

Tools and equipment.

Use tools and equipment during critical   measurements: Tyre tread depth, free play of steering parts. Brake   adjustment.

8

Forces required to operate vehicle.

Understand the forces required to operate vehicle systems.

I.e. Brakes, steering, clutch, propulsion, gears, leverage, Hydraulics,   cooling, etc.

9

Mechanical inspection.

Coordinate the mechanical inspection process.   Recording and safekeeping of and evidence of casualty vehicles.

10

Personal procedure.

Establish and set a personal procedure to follow   during accident vehicle examination. 

11

Systems combination and operation.

Understand the systems combination and operation   that makes up a vehicle.

12

Difference and operation in brake systems.

Understand truck air brake system operation and   failure profile.

13

Truck air brake system operation.

Understand truck air brake system operation and   failure profile.

14

Car and truck brakes minimum standards.

Understand and aware of car and truck brakes   minimum standards.

15

Vehicle controls failure patterns.

Identify vehicle controls failure patterns and   profile.

16

Road markings as a result of mechanical   failure. 

Identify pre-crash impact accident scene road   markings as a result of mechanical failure. 

17

Vehicle service and maintenance history.

Establish vehicle service and maintenance history.

18

Tyre minimum standards.

Identify the differences in tyre minimum   standards. Tyre ratings Load. Tyre speed ratings. Tyre manufacturing date.   Tyre failure analysis. Tyre wear patterns.

19

Steering geometry. 

Understand steering geometry. 

20

Application of bolt and nut standards.

Understand the difference and importance and   application of bolt and nut standards used on safety related components of a   vehicle.

21

Poor workmanship.

Identify poor workmanship as the cause of an   accident.

22

Basic speed calculations.

Calculate the speed of a vehicle based on the skid   marks left on the accident scene. 

23

Compiling a case docket from daytime accident.

Compile a complete case docket relating to a   traffic accident. Practical   assignment.

24

Compiling a case docket from night time accident.

Compile a complete case docket relating to a   traffic accident. Practical   assignment.