This module has a number of components. The syllabus is as follows:
USE MATHEMATICS AND MECHANICS IN ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION
Perform standard mathematical calculations used in road accident investigation
Perform algebraic manipulation on formulae used in road accident investigation, represent such formulae graphically, plot graphs and obtain information from graphs
Use vector and scalar quantities with appropriate units,
Use the equations of constant acceleration, of conservation of momentum and of energy transfer and be aware of the limitations and restrictions on the use of such formulae.
Perform calculations for friction and rotational motion
ANALYSE THE BEHAVIOUR OF SKIDDING VEHICLES
Determine coefficients of friction and predict motion of vehicles
Allow for changes in road surface and for gradients in skid calculations.
Allow for unbraked trailers in calculations
Allow for partial or incomplete braking in calculations
PERFORM MOMENTUM, CRITICAL SPEED, PROJECTILES AND LIMITED VISIBILITY CALCULATIONS
Determine vehicle speeds by applying the principle of the conservation of momentum.
Determine vehicle speeds from an analysis of circular motion.
Estimate vehicle speeds from analysis of projectiles, including pedestrians as projectiles.
Estimate maximum safe driving speeds from an analysis of visibility ranges .
RECORD AND ANALYSE THE ACCIDENT SCENARIO
Critically evaluate tyre marks and perform skid tests
Prepare a plan of the scene of an accident.
Analyse the interaction of the driver and their environment
APPLY STATISTICAL ANALYSIS TO ACCIDENT SCENARIO
Collect suitable data from practical testing
Analyse data for consistency
Determine mean, median, mode and standard deviation
Determine confidence levels applicable to data
Incorporate results into reconstruction