Fundamentals of Bus Collision Investigation

Learn about effective tools and techniques relating to data collection, on-scene evidence documentation, damage and debris evidence analysis, witness interview techniques, computation of simple speed estimates, and report writing. Gain in-depth practical application knowledge of accident reconstruction techniques and the use of mathematical formulas to evaluate contributing factors associated with bus collisions/investigations. This course also includes and introduction to Safety Management Systems (SMS) principles, basic collision investigation procedures. Knowledge of high school algebra will greatly assist participants to successfully complete this course.

  • Prerequisite: Not Listed
  • Training Duration: 38 hours over 4.5 days
  • Training Resources: Outdoor exercise, pretest, quizzes, homework, group presentations, final exam

Provider

Transportation Safety Institute

Transit Type

Bus

Target Audience

Bus Operator Trainers, Collision Investigators, Safety Managers and Supervisors, Operations and Maintenance Managers/Supervisors, Risk Managers, Local Law Enforcement personnel (traffic/accident investigators).

Learning Objectives

  • Introduction of SMS Principles
  • Chain of events in a collision and investigator tools
  • Center of mass and evaluating damage and debris
  • Interpretation and measurement of marks on the road
  • General principles of collision investigation math and use of calculators
  • Minimum speed estimates from skid marks and yaw marks
  • Interview techniques
  • Principles of field sketching
  • Photography
  • Collision case preparation and presentation workshop

Assessment of Learner Performance

Pretest
Quizzes
Final exam

Delivery Method

Instructor-led Training

Point of Contact

Ricky Thomas

Phone

Not listed

Restrictions for Use

Not Listed

Fee

$85

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