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Advanced Human Factors in Traffic Crashes and Analysis of Drivers’ Responses

September 9 - September 13

In many crash reconstruction cases, the key questions to be answered involve some aspect of human behavior: reaction times (and delays), perception, visibility, impairment and so on. Advanced Analysis of Driver’s Responses focuses on obtaining a better understanding of what needs to be done to assess the human role in the crash sequence.

  • Course Content
  • Perception-Response Time
  • Response to Slow moving or Stopped Vehicles on Multilane High Speed Roads
  • Nighttime recognition
  • Drivers’ decision making
  • Research, IDRR/Response
  • Gap acceptance
  • Pedestrian walking speeds
  • Acceleration
  • Forward and backing acceleration of cars, motorcycles and commercial vehicles
  • Drivers’ responses at green and yellow traffic signals
  • Deceleration choice, reaction time and probability of stopping
  • Rules of Thumb


September 9
September 13


Sgt. Mike Herasimenko BSc. Kin, CEP


Nepean Sports Plex
Richmond Room 1701 Woodroffe Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A1 Canada
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