Speed Analysis for Traffic Accident Investigation - A Training and Reference Manual, 2nd Edition
Speed Analysis for
Traffic Accident Investigation
by R.W. Rivers
Central to any crash investigation is the determination of the speed(s) of the vehicle(s) involved. Speed Analysis for Traffic Accident Investigation will assist you in this task by demonstrating the application of over 50 formulas used to calculate speed.
The author has revised and expanded the earlier edition of this training and reference manual dedicated entirely to the topic of speed analysis. He provides examples of each type of analysis for a variety of situations and illustrates the manual with easily understood diagrams.
The book includes the following chapters:
- Vehicle Behavior Involving Physics (Vehicle Mechanics and Dynamics)
- Coefficient of Friction and Drag Factor
- Slide-to-Stop Speed
- Speed from Yaw Marks, Falls, Vaults, Flips & Vaults and Combined Speeds
- Acceleration and Deceleration
- Momentum Speed Analysis Using the 360-Degree Method
The author, R.W. Rivers, is recognized worldwide as a leading authority on traffic crash investigation and reconstruction. Inspector Rivers retired in 1985 as Officer-in-Charge of the Traffic Branch in the Province of British Columbia where he was employed extensively in general police work, highway patrol, crash investigation, planning and research, and training and development. He is the author of several internationally acclaimed textbooks.
Specifications: 238 pages; 8½”x11”; GBC bound; illustrated with diagrams and 58 formulas; Publisher: IPTM, 2nd Edition (1997)