"Crash Day" from the Institute of Traffic Accident Investigators
This June sees the return of our very successful research day where you will be able to attend - for free - and view many staged crashes. We are hoping to have a number of stands and some ''audience participation' events.
So, book early to avoid disappointment, as when capacity is reached, we will have to stop accepting bookings.
Please click << HERE >> to download the full programme of crashes.
For a sample of what you might see, here is a compilation video from 2022: https://youtu.be/ciRL4qdOJC4
Below is an outline of the program below, though of course, it must be stressed that the timings of the crashes and the proposed scenarios may change on the day, depending upon circumstance. The program is as follows:
Car to Car – Closing speed 20 mph
Best Evidence Technology
Standard Lighting Column 50 mph
Car to Car – Closing speed 40 mph
Road Safety Investigation Branch
Optimast Lighting Column 50 mph
Gatzo 50 mph
Alternatively Hydropole product lighting column
Car to Car – Closing speed 60 mph
Possible Extra Crash – Lighting Column 50 mph
Extra crash if Gatzo available at 11.45
Benefits and limitations of Active Safety
Car to Car – Closing speed 80 mph
Shunt impact – Closing speed 60 mph
Truck underrun – Closing speed 60 mph
End of the Event
Some of the subjects for the Lectures have not yet been formally agreed and we are awaiting finalised titles .
There will also be Spectator Participation trials run by:
This webinar will be given by Mark Crouch of FCIR Ltd, ITAI council member, and Chaiman from 1st June and David Spreadborough from Amped.
No one would tamper with evidence. No one would consciously set out to fundamentally alter a forensic exhibit, changing the exhibit to such a degree that it prevented, or even mislead, an independent examination. No one would set out and alter the DNA contained within a blood sample, or change the profile of a fingerprint…would they? What if you were told that many processes, polices and digital multimedia evidence systems do just that, without you realising? Image integrity is key, and video evidence is far more fragile and susceptible to being handled in a forensically disastrous way, than people often think. Video evidence, is not simply the images you see, it is the wealth of digital evidence contained ‘behind’ the images in the metadata. Acquiring incorrectly and handling digital data poorly can lead to the destruction of the forensically fundamental digital evidence contained behind an image.
This webinar is designed to discuss, in layman terms, the risks involved in the improper acquisition of digital data, why handling an exhibit incorrectly can be hugely damaging to the forensic evidence, and what is contained within this digital data. It will discuss why, forensically, adding elements to images (or redactions) and then ‘resaving’ (compressing the video file) causes irrevocable damage to the exhibit.
With guidance on prevention, this webinar will be of use to practitioners, legal representatives and policymakers alike.
The Institute of Traffic Accident Investigators announce the provision of a training course in Advanced Analysis of Drivers’ Responses (Human Factors in Traffic Crashes), Presented by: Dr Jeffrey W. Muttart
To be held between 24th to 28th July 2022, 09:00 to 17:00 BST [please ignore any error in the automated emails where the time might be shown as being in a different zone]. The course will be presentedas an online "webinar" using the 'Zoom' platform.
This five-day training course will include training in various topics relative to human factors, including but not restricted to:
Interactive driver research in the areas of: speed choice (speed reduction) due to various influences/conditions; gap acceptance; pedestrian walking speeds; acceleration; forward and backward acceleration of cars, motorcycles and commercial vehicles; driver’s responses to green and amber traffic signals
The students will receive five full days’ training and their knowledge will be tested at the end of the course. Students will be accredited with their attendance and the course will attract a minimum of 30 hours CPD.
Charges cover training for the five days; a copy of the latest version of Dr Muttart’s reference book ‘Drivers’ Responses in Emergency Situations’ and use of the IDRR [Response] programme for 3 months.
The Institute of Traffic Accident Investigators announce the provision of a training course in the subject of Video Analysis in Collision Reconstruction, presented by FCIR.
This course is aimed at Collision Investigators who routinely handle CCTV footage from numerous sources.
5 Day Training Course (Virtual Delivery)
From Monday 16th October to Friday 20th October 2023 9am to 5pm UK time [with breaks]
This course will discuss the fundamentals of image capture, image compression, image handling and artefacts relevant to the Collision Investigator. Techniques for establishing frame time intervals and subject positioning using photogrammetry are also covered within this training.
Image presentation is also discussed within this course, with example case studies. A competency examination will also feature at the end of the course with a certificate issued upon successful completion.
Please click << here >> to view a video showing the course timetable. This course carries a CPD value of 30 hours.
Maximum attendees is 30. However, when this limit is reached we will have a "wait list" in case of cancellations, and if there are additional courses those on the "wait list" will be offered a place on that course first.
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