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ITAI Crash Test and Research Day

8 August 2019

Story from the Transport Research Laboratory.

The Institute of Traffic Accident Investigators crash test days provide a range of well-structured activities for industry professionals with a personal or commercial interest in collision investigation. From staged collisions to specialised driving activities, the ITAI event allows experts to advance their experience and knowledge in an industry that continues to evolve.

Witnessing high-speed collisions, participating in vehicle handling exercises and specialist vehicle driving opportunities gives experts first-hand experience in a safe and controlled manner – something that is ordinarily unachievable.

Among the wide array of crash testing performed at the ITAI Crash and Research Day, the Police Forensic Collision Investigation teams held staged collisions to create a ‘ground truth’ database for crush analysis. In other testing, several low-speed head on collisions took place with on-board recording equipment to assist those involved in the low-velocity insurance and fraud industry. The results from these low-speed tests offer valuable data sets for experts involved in causation.

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