ON-SCENE COLLISION INVESTIGATION – LEVEL II
Course Description: This two-week course is designed to assist the patrol officer with improving their collision investigation abilities. the course introduces some of the mathematical principles used by collision investigators to include: minimum speed, critical curve speed, obtaining roadway coefficient of friction and slope, and finding curve radii and super-elevation. Other topics include: measuring and preparing scale diagrams using various methods, effective report writing and legal aspects related to collision investigation. There will be several outside, hands-on exercises dealing with measuring tire marks, obtaining the friction values of surfaces and estimating vehicle speeds.
- Students are required to bring a calculator with a square and square foot function.
Instructional Hours: 10 days / 80 hours
Instructional Objectives: After completion, the student will be able to:
- Calculate the minimum speed of the skidding vehicle.
- Calculate the speed of vehicles in a yaw.
- Find the coefficient of friction of roadway surfaces using various methods.
- Prepare hand-drawn, scale diagrams of collision scenes.
- Document their findings in a report and prepare scale diagrams using hand-drawn methods as well as computer-aided drawing (CAD) software.
Prerequisite: On-Scene Collision Investigation Level I or equivalent course of instruction. A copy of the certificate must accompany the application for enrollment in this course.
Audience: PSP Enlisted; MP
MPOETC CLEE Hours: 6 - CLEE ID#: CLE00537
Registration: Please register for the classes below using form SP 8-130. All applications must be received 7 days prior to the course start date.
Locations: For a list of all training centers and directions, please visit the Training Center Page.
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