National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialists

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Accident Reconstruction Journal update, 01 Feb 2019:

The Jan/Feb issue has been sent to all members.  We're building the mailing list for the Mar/Apr issue now. 

NAPARS News update, the first 2019 newsletter is almost done...coming real soon.

Upcoming events

    • 20 Mar 2019
    • Middlesex County Fire Academy, NJ

    11FEB Update: Still some seats left for NJAAR’s one day seminar on video analysis to be held on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at the Middlesex County Fire Academy.

    Adam Cybanski of Gyro Flight & Safety Analysis Inc. will be presenting a comprehensive overview on extracting velocity data from videos and introducing basic capabilities for those starting out in the field. Topics will include geolocation fundamentals, photography for photogrammetry, velocity testing, matchmoving, temporal analysis, and traffic/dash/witness camera analysis. Contact Major Cybanski for more details: cybanski@gyrosafety.com

    • 30 May 2019
    • St Johns, MI

    Michigan Association of Traffic Accident Investigators' Spring Meeting has the following anticipated topics:

    • Crash breakdown for the 3 car/motorcycle crashes completed at the 2018 Fall conference showing different disciplines of speed analysis

    • How does the pedestrian throw analysis compare to the actual impact speed

    • Anatomy of a motorcycle crash

    • Motorcycle occupant departure angles

    • Drone, Pix4D & V Crash use in Crash Investigation

    • Microsoft Excel us in crash reconstruction

    http://matai.us/conferences/

    • 03 Jun 2019
    • 05 Jun 2019
    • Grand Rapids IA

    This year's Midwest Association of Technical Accident Investigators conference, in Grand Rapids, Iowa, focusses on busses. Visit http://matai.org/ for more details.

    • 21 Jul 2019
    • 26 Jul 2019
    • Wyndham Garden, Mount Pleasant SC

    South Carolina Association of Reconstruction Specialists holds their "Southeastern Conference", which is co-hosted by IAARS. They usually have live crash testing and a barbeque cookout to die for. My advice: bring sunscreen and a golf umbrella!

    http://www.scarsrecon.org/2019.htm

    • 07 Oct 2019
    • 11 Oct 2019
    • Springfield, IL

    IATAI's annual conference is normally held in Springfield IL in early October. Lately, NAPARS has had some affiliation with this event, including helping cover expenses for Law Enforcement attendees who haven't been to one of these conferences before. Their website will have the most up to date details.  https://www.iatai.org/annual-conference/

    • 08 Oct 2019
    • 10 Oct 2019

    The Annual Joint Conference for 2019 will be hosted by NJAAR. Running Tue/Wed/Thu this year should help folks who need a little time to travel on Monday Friday, rather than killing your weekend! Location this year is Atlantic City. We will post updates as soon as information is available! http://www.njaar.org/

    • 16 Oct 2019
    • 18 Oct 2019
    • Round Rock, Texas

    The Texas Association of Accident Reconstruction Specialists (TAARS) and the Society Of Accident Reconstructionists (SOAR) usually team up for an annual conference in Texas. This year's dates are Oct 16-18. Bill Messerschmidt will be the primary speaker, discussing Heavy Vehicle EDR. There will _most likely_ be an ACTAR test before the conference - follow up with them or ACTAR for confirmation. http://taars.org/?page_id=2 

    • 25 Oct 2019
    • California

    California Association of Accident Reconstruction Specialists (CAARS) usually holds their annual conference around Tahoe at the end of October. Check their website for details when they become available!  http://www.ca2rs.com/page-1334833

    • 29 Oct 2019
    • 30 Oct 2019
    • Michigan

    Michigan Association of Traffic Accident Investigators  fall Crash Conference will be on Tuesday, October 29th and Wednesday, October 30th, 2019.

    Details here: http://matai.us/conferences/ 



    • 16 Dec 2019
    • Worldwide
    As of 11 Feb 2019, there are more than 20 ACTAR tests on the calendar, in a dozen US states and Canadian provinces, and Australia. Visit the ACTAR test-calendar page for all the details, and be sure the register well in advance! https://actar.org/exam/calendar


    • 30 Dec 2019
    • 31 Dec 2019

    A complete list of classes offered by training organizations around the country can be found in every issue of ARJ, including IPTM, Northwestern, TEEX, Michigan State University, SAE, and more! 

NAPARS membership includes a complimentary subscription to the digital edition of the Accident Reconstruction Journal, which comes out 6 times each year. ARJ provides timely, reliable, and fresh research, thought-provoking reconstruction related studies and meaningful crash test data from multiple sources.
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