Taking the position that traffic engineers should have enough knowledge of accident investigation and reconstruction to assess the quality of the police report and that they should conduct an independent investigation to determine what happened and make a personal inspection of the physical evidence on the scene, this article presents some fundamentals of accident investigation and reconstruction that will be useful to traffic engineers. The areas covered include physical evidence on the roadway, physical evidence from the vehicle, diagrams, and speed estimates.

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    Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Black Jr, G W
  • Publication Date: 1983-8

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  • Accession Number: 00386036
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-036 037
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1984 12:00AM