Motorcycle Accident Investigation

Motorcycle Accident Investigation

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Motorcycle Accident Investigation
by Albert T. Baxter

Any crash involving a motorcycle adds a unique dimension to the investigation. Investigators and reconstructionists must understand the complexity of a motorcycle in order to determine the cause of the crash.

IPTM’s Motorcycle Accident Investigation, authored by Albert Baxter, will assist you in this area of crash investigation. In addition to serving as a reference source for information relevant to motorcycle crashes, the manual is a comprehensive storehouse of information concerning nearly every aspect of the motorcycle, including its involvement in collisions, what the investigating officer needs to look for in the investigation, the formulas to be used in the calculations and the proper techniques to use to examine the motorcycle and analyze the crash scene data.

Mr. Baxter explores the various types of motorcycles and their operation. He also discusses helmets and related safety equipment as well as state laws relating to the operation and use of a motorcycle.

Motorcycle Accident Investigation includes the following chapters:

  • Introduction to Motorcycles
  • Types and Operation of Motorcycles
  • Accident Scene Data
  • Helmets and Other Equipment
  • Motorcycle Dynamics

In addition, the author provides the following appendices:

  • Hurt Motorcycle Study
  • State Motorcycle Laws
  • Motorcycle, Helmet and Tire Manufacturer Information
  • Glossary
  • Motorcycle Specifications

The manual also includes numerous photographs, diagrams and charts that have been reproduced with great clarity.

Albert Baxter was a member of the Philadelphia Police Department for 26 years before retiring at the rank of lieutenant. He is certified by the State of Pennsylvania as an instructor in traffic crash investigation and is also a qualified state inspection mechanic. Mr. Baxter is a founding member of the National Association of Traffic Accident Reconstructionists and Investigators (NATARI).

Specifications: 348 pages; 8½”x11”; GBC bound; Publisher: IPTM, 2nd Edition (1996)

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