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​Pedestrian/Bicycle Collision Investigation


COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course is designed for the experienced collision investigator and will build upon their current abilities.  The course utilizes investigative techniques and mathematical concepts as they are applied to collision investigation and applies them to the investigation of pedestrian and bicycle collisions.  The student will gain new knowledge about the techniques involved in properly investigating collisions that involve pedestrians and/or bicycles including time/distance issues, perception/reaction time issues, pedestrian injury analysis and how to interpret scene and vehicle evidence as it relates to these special collisions.  There will be several outside, hands-on exercises dealing with identifying and measuring roadway evidence and obtaining the friction values for sliding or tumbling pedestrians.  Students will be required to pass a written examination at the conclusion of this course.

EQUIPMENT NEEDED:  Students are required to bring a scientific calculator.


INSTRUCTIONAL OBJECTIVES:  Upon completion of this course of instruction, students will be able to:

  • Understand the unique nature of pedestrian collisions
  • Understand how to analyze pedestrian injuries and how they help determine collision dynamics
  • Identify and analyze the different stages of a pedestrian collision
  • Be able to confidently apply generally accepted methods of speed determination to collisions involving pedestrians and/or bicycles using various pedestrian formulas
  • Evaluate and understand the time/distance analysis involved in pedestrian/bicycle collisions
  • A hands-on review of interpreting roadway evidence at the scene of a pedestrian/bicycle collision
  • Apply knowledge and concepts in real-world applications


PRE-REQUISITE(S):  PSP Technical Collision Investigation or equivalent course of instruction.  A copy of the pre-requisite certificate must accompany the application for enrollment in this course.

MPOETC CLEE Hours:  40  -  CLEE ID # CLE01076

This course has been approved by Accreditation Commission for Traffic Reconstruction (ACTAR) for 40 CEUs.​

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.


Not Offered at This TimeCorporal Joshua L. Guthrie, 610-584-8633, No
Maximum of 20 students

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