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Traffic Collision Investigation

Author : Kenneth S. Baker
ISBN : 0912642092
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 46.2 MB
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This textbook edition is a collection of the most important techniques and definitions essential for developing an accurate picture of motor vehicle collisions. This textbook is intended to aid investigators by providing them with necessary techniques for collecting information to save lives and reduce monetary losses due to automobile collisions. It is the culmination of 73 years of progressive development of a body of information on systematic traffic-accident investigation. The book contains multiple illustrations, diagrams, and sketches showing the various aspects of data collection and interpretation. The information collected in a collision investigation is used by administrators to make the highway transportation system safer, as data show that motor vehicle collisions kill more Americans between the ages of 1 and 19 than any other cause. This book contains 11 chapters covering the subjects of preparation for traffic collision investigation, information from and about people, information from vehicles, information from roads, measuring and mapping the collision scene, photographing the collision scene and damaged vehicles, lamp examination for "on" or "off" in vehicle collisions, tire examination after motor vehicle collisions, photogrammetry for collision analysis, understanding vehicle behavior in collisions, and highway/rail grade crossing collision investigation. In conclusion, it is noted that this book will contribute to the improvement of the investigation of motor vehicle related collisions, the prosecution and defense of those related to such events, and the protection of the public welfare.
Category: Political Science

Collision Investigation

Author : David Faulkner
ISBN : 9781563252556
Genre : Law
File Size : 56.51 MB
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Already in wide use as a Basic Accident Investigation text, this book is packed with practical and proven methods for officers investigating and reporting traffic collisions. From on-scene arrival through measurement, skid mark analysis, photography and evaluation, techniques for every aspect of Collision Investigation are clearly explained. Mathematical formulas are explained in an easy-to-understand format.
Category: Law

The Traffic Accident Investigation Manual

Author : J. Stannard Baker
ISBN : UOM:39076000653233
Genre : Traffic accident investigation
File Size : 74.42 MB
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This book is a manual for those involved in traffic accident investigation. Before 1925, systematic traffic accident investigation was practically unknown, but with the advent of the automobile and the resultant prominence of traffic deaths in everyday life, concerned persons and organizations took measures to minimize traffic danger. Accident investigation has become progressively more sophisticated. By reconstructing accidents, determining fault, and obtaining convictions, drivers are urged to be more responsible. This book covers 13 major topics, with specific instructions for various tasks, explaining how each task can better serve the whole of the investigation. These tasks include, for example, taking photos, examining vehicle damage, making sense of involved persons' differing accounts of what happened, questioning witnesses, gauging the mental and emotional state of involved persons and witnesses, measuring the scene, interpreting skidmarks and other bits of evidence, and drawing situation maps. It also elaborates on laws, police and administrative functions, standards, and more. Numerous exhibits, including diagrams, and photographs with captions. Tables, chapter references, index and glossary.
Category: Traffic accident investigation

Technical Traffic Crash Investigators Handbook

Author : R. W. Rivers
ISBN : 9780398079086
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 44.92 MB
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Rev. ed. of: Technical traffic accident investigators' handbook.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Evidence In Traffic Crash Investigation And Reconstruction

Author : Robert W. Rivers
ISBN : 9780398076443
Genre : Law
File Size : 76.26 MB
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EVIDENCE IN TRAFFIC CRASH INVESTIGATION AND RECONSTRUCTION begins with a detailed description of the entire investigation process. The material then graduates into the various phases and levels of investigations, showing the levels of training and education normally associated with the levels of investigations and consequently the duties and responsibilities of the investigator and reconstructionist. Using narrative, schematics, and photographs, the mechanical inspection process is described in detail by identifying various vehicle parts, explanations of their functions, and methods of identifying failures. Human-related factors in traffic crash investigations are discussed at length, including the traffic crash viewed as a systems failure. Looming vulnerability, a recently developed theoretical construct that helps to describe and understand social, cognitive, organizational, and psychological mechanism, is described. Discussed also is the role of vision in driver performance; perception as a four-way process; perceptions and reactions; driver's reaction to stress; and the roles of pathologists, medical examiners, and coroners in traffic crash reconstruction. Who is an expert and expert evidence are described in detail. Errors that can occur in the investigation process and the tolerances that should be considered or allowed are explained. The manual also discusses the importance of calling upon the skills and advice of occupational specialists, such as reconstructionists, lawyers, traffic engineers, pathologists, medical examiners and others, to assist in the investigation and reconstruction of a crash that will ensure that the objectives of a thorough and complete investigation will be satisfied. Considerable effort has been made in the manual to explain how to identify, interpret and analyze all forms of highway marks and damages that can be used in the reconstruction of a vehicle-related crash. As a guide for investigators, prosecutors and defense attorneys, checkboxes are provided with many of the major topics that can be used as prompters in evaluating the thoroughness of an investigation or for those areas that might or might not need additional coverage at trial or litigation proceedings. To meet international requirements, mathematical references are described in both English (U.S.) and SI (metric) measurement systems, accompanied by various appendices covering symbols and mathematical conversions. Finally, there is a comprehensive quick-find index that takes the reader directly to any topic, formulae, or subject matter - or any combination of these.
Category: Law

Collision Investigation Manual

Author : California. Department of the California Highway Patrol
ISBN : UCBK:C100927937
Genre : Traffic accident investigation
File Size : 86.70 MB
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Category: Traffic accident investigation

Collision Investigation Manual

Author : California Highway Patrol
ISBN : OCLC:123250391
Genre : Traffic accident investigation
File Size : 56.65 MB
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Category: Traffic accident investigation

Vehicular Accident Investigation And Reconstruction

Author : Donald J Van Kirk
ISBN : 1420039458
Genre : Law
File Size : 79.58 MB
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Accident investigation/reconstruction is more than just a job or even a profession; it is more art than science and requires a dedication greater than a commitment of time. It takes constant reading, study, and analysis of accident information and case reconstructions to keep improving your performance, both in the field and in the courtroom.
Category: Law

Snowmobile And Atv Accident Investigation And Reconstruction

Author : Richard Hermance
ISBN : 9780913875025
Genre : Law
File Size : 22.80 MB
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The increased popularity of snowmobile and ATV use in recent years has resulted in a rise in related accidents and injuries. Reconstruction of these types of accidents poses a unique challenge due to their nature and the lack of data available to investigators. This new edition of a groundbreaking text is the most complete of its kind in the area of snowmobile and ATV accident reconstruction and litigation.You'll find detailed reference material covering the technical aspects of snowmobile and ATV product design, performance, mechanical operation, safety, trail design and administration, maintenance, mapping and accident investigation and reconstruction. You will also find information on human factors issues such as driver training, speed, use of helmets and protective clothing, compensation for weather conditions, and driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. You will also gain much information on snowmobile and ATV law, as this book contains the most complete summary of law, tactics and pleadings regarding snowmobile and ATV accidents ever published. In developing this book, the author, a nationally recognized and accredited snowmobile and ATV accident reconstruction expert and instructor, and his team conducted extensive dynamic tests with snowmobiles and ATVs and related equipment. They also conducted extensive interviews of those involved in the snowmobile and ATV industry including snowmobile and ATV users, designers, manufacturers, trainers, mechanics, accident reconstructionists and investigators, law enforcement personnel and attorneys. They also extensively researched accident reports, court cases and legislation relating to snowmobiles and ATVs in both the United States and Canada to compile the most complete snowmobile and ATV law reference available. A CD-ROM with additional information, resources and databases for snowmobile and ATV accident reconstruction is included with the book. If you are involved in a snowmobile or ATV accident case or concerned with snowmobile and ATV safety in any form, this book will be a very helpful and necessary addition to your library.
Category: Law