September 22, 2016 1o a.m. PST | 1 p.m. EST | Web | Cost FREE
Instructor: Hon. Rick W. Varner, Magisterial District Judge
Accident reconstruction is a complex task that is often misunderstood and misinterpreted. When hearing traffic cases, judges are often tasked with evaluating reports and testimony from accident reconstruction experts in making decisions. With this in mind, the NJC is pleased to offer an hour-long webcast regarding accident reconstruction in alcohol and drug impaired driving cases. This webcast will provide practical knowledge for judges in understanding accident reconstruction including: common terminology used in accident reconstruction, types of damage and evidence found at an accident scene, the role of toxicology in determining impairment, and key points in evaluating accident reconstruction reports and testimony presented by accident reconstruction experts. The webcast will also include case studies to show the practical application of accident reconstruction in alcohol and drug impaired driving cases.
- Identify and describe common terms used in accident reconstruction
- Identify the type and meaning of certain types of damage and roadway evidence
- Discuss the role of toxicology in determining driver impairment
- Evaluate the report and testimony of accident reconstruction experts
- Discuss the reliability of event data recorder data