August 18, 2020
8:15 Am - 4:00 PM
University of Virginia
104 Midmont Lane
Charlottesville, VA 22903
With the growing number of claims alleging various roadway defects against roadway agencies, traffic crash investigation and reconstruction are key elements of an effective risk management program. On-scene field personnel must be aware of the data needs of the reconstructionist to gather the perishable data required for a successful defense or resolution of a claim. Understanding the capabilities and limitations of accident reconstruction will prepare agency attorneys to better evaluate a claim’s validity. At-scene and after-accident investigation and data collection are discussed. Collection techniques for roadway, vehicle, and other crash-related data are described. Common reconstruction techniques and their applications are reviewed.
MODULE 1: Description of accident reconstruction
potential and limitations of reconstruction
data considerations and sources
MODULE 2: Accident investigation
inspecting the scene/site
inspecting the vehicle
collecting other evidence
MODULE 3: Techniques for accident reconstruction
understanding vehicle motion
capabilities and limitations of commonly-used reconstruction techniques
MODULE 4: Special Topics
basic human factors
MODULE 5: Case study
Ronald W. Eck
Dr. Ronald W. Eck, P.E., Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering at West Virginia University is a Senior Advisor with the West Virginia Local Technical Assistance Program (WV LTAP). He has been involved in traffic engineering, including pedestrian transportation, for over 35 years. He is a member of the Pedestrian Committee of the Transportation Research Board. He authored the chapter on Pedestrians in McGraw-Hill’s Handbook of Transportation Engineering. He facilitates walkability audits and Walkable Communities Workshops for communities in West Virginia.
Who Should Attend
This workshop will be of interest to engineers, public works directors, law enforcement personnel, claims investigators, attorneys, and other state and local roadway personnel with responsibilities in traffic safety related areas.
Registration and Payment
The following registration fees cover the session, all course materials and meals:
Local Government: $75.00
Private Industry: $300.00
Click here for UVA TTA's general registration information, cancellation policy, and refund policy. UVA TTA accepts the following credit cards: American Express, VISA, MasterCard, and Discover. Credit card information cannot be taken over the phone. Alternatively, after registering you can print out a voucher to send in with your payment. After you have completed the transaction you will receive an automatically generated email confirming registration and payment if applicable. Final confirmation and instructions will be sent out during the week prior to the class date.Don't have access to a computer? to get a paper registration form (PDF). Print it out, complete it, and email, mail or FAX it to our office following the instructions on the form. Include your check or government purchase order with your registration form. Please note that emailed or faxed-in registration forms will be considered as a "provisional booking" until payment is received. For more information, call our office at (434) 982-2897, fax at (434) 982-2856 or email email@example.com
Special Registration Instructions for Employees of the Virginia Department of Transportation
VDOT employees must register through the VDOT Virtual Campus. Registration fees and related expenses for all VDOT employees will be paid from the VDOT Learning Services Center budget. Registrants should contact their District Training Coordinator or the VDOT Learning Services Center (Central Office employees) for instructions on how to seek reimbursement for travel expenses.
Due to current travel restrictions, VDOT employees are strongly encouraged to attend U. Va. TTA workshops on a day trip basis. Overnight travel requires permission from your District Administrator or Chief -- and in some cases higher levels of authority. If you require overnight lodging to attend a U. Va. TTA workshop, consult with your supervisor, District Training Coordinator, or VDOT Learning Services Center on travel approval procedures.