While many crash investigation courses focus on the interpretation of physical evidence to determine “how” a collision occurred, this course will examine a variety of human factors to determine “why” a collision occurred.
This course* utilizes lectures, discussions, in-class demonstrations and outside field exercises to give you an appreciation for the importance of human factors in explaining collision causation. You will gain an understanding of how frail human evidence is and why the ability to interpret and analyze physical evidence is critical to the success of any collision investigator.
In addition to the driver, vehicle and roadway characteristics that must be considered in an investigation, this course also addresses the nature of perception and reaction, the factors affecting the investigator’s choice of perception-reaction values as well as eyewitness reliability.
*Eligible for 40 ACTAR CEUs.