Properly documenting and evaluating an accident scene is important to effectively investigating and analyzing the cause. This course introduces the student to basic drawing skills needed for preparing scale diagrams of the scene of a vehicle crash. Participants will learn five basic formulas that are used to determine the minimum speed or combined speed of a vehicle based on skid and/or yaw marks.
This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Course #78015.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Course Completion Requirements
- Scientific calculator
- 100 ft. tape measure
- Mechanical or wood pencil(s) with a lead measurement of .5mm
- Successfully completion of a high school algebra course
- Appropriate clothing that will allow them to continue operations during inclement weather conditions for outdoor activities
TopicsBasic minimum speed calculations +Conducting skid tests +Evidence identification and collection +Scale drawing techniques +Why Peace Officers investigate collisions
- Investigators who routinely investigate minor injury and fatality motor vehicle collisions
Continuing Education & Professional Credits