Traffic Crash Reconstruction

Stillwater, Oklahoma

Traffic Crash Reconstruction builds upon IPTM’s Advanced Traffic Crash Investigation course by assisting you further in understanding vehicle dynamics. You will take part in a more intense study of time/distance calculations,

two-dimensional momentum and impact speed calculations using momentum equations.

Topics include:

  • Derivation and origin of the commonly used speed formulas
  • Speed of vehicles at impact using conservation of linear momentum
  • Behavior of vehicles in a collision using Newton’s three laws of motion
  • Discussions of commercial vehicle and motorcycle dynamics in collisions
  • The determination of direction of travel, initial contact and position of vehicles on the roadway


This course includes extensive project work to give you first hand experience in crash reconstruction.


Each student will be required to diagram and analyze several different crash scenarios as well as complete vector sum analysis of each.


Prerequisite: Because of the highly technical subject matter, it is mandatory for you to have successfully completed IPTM’s Advanced Traffic Crash Investigation course or its equivalent.


Note(s): Please bring a scientific calculator and a compass with you. A 1-½” three-ring binder is recommended.


Audience: Law enforcement and private traffic crash investigators, claims adjusters, engineers, attorneys, safety officers, military investigative personnel, animators and graphic designers

1201 South Innovation Way Suite 400

This is not a KLETC course.