National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialists

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 Accident Reconstruction Journal update, 01 June 2024: Issue 34(3), #201 is out.

 NAPARS News update, 10 June 2024: The second newsletter this year is out, and in the Ref.Lib.

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Upcoming events

    • 23 Aug 2024
    • 12:00 - 14:00
    • Worldwide via Zoom
    • 1448
    Body Language!  2 hours with Alan Moore
    DATE: Friday, 23 August 2024
    TIME: 12 noon - 2 pm EDT (GMT-4)
    COST: Free for NAPARS members;  $5 for non-members
    ACTAR: This event has been submitted to ACTAR for CEUs consideration. If approved, accredited attendees should be prepared to sign in with i-attend during the

    All attendees will be able to request an attendance certificate during the show.


    We will have Alan Moore from GM on to discuss using body language in furtherance of effective communication.  The agenda includes:

    1. Overview of body language – 20 min

    2. Use in interviews, vs use in expert testimony – 10min

    3. Examples of body language – 30 min



         Samurai guard

         Under pressure

         Eyebrow flash

         Head tilt

         Arm crossing

         Shoulder height

         Mouth covering

         Throat clearing

    4. Dynamic vs static presentation – 10 min

    5. Examples from politics and movies- 15 min

    6. Summary of body language positions- 15 min

    7. Questions

    • 23 Sep 2024
    • 08:00
    • 26 Sep 2024
    • 17:00
    • Savannah GA
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    We are pleased to announce final training of 2024 hosted by NAPARS:

    Heavy Vehicle Event Data Recorder (HVEDR) Use in Traffic Crash Investigation Analyst Training, by Forensic Training Group (

    This four-day training offers further training into the history, development, and function of heavy vehicle digital forensics. The investigator’s expanded interpretation skills will assist in the completion of a situation-based crash reconstruction.  Topics include:  

    • Best practices used to access and document HVEDR data,
    • HVEDR Data Available on Heavy Trucks,
    • Use of OEM software/adapters,
    • Use of the Synercon Forensic Link Adapter and TruckCRYPT software,
    • Validation Testing  
    • Case Analysis
    • Outside testing on Tuesday or Wednesday, half day, be prepared for dirty work!

    Eligible for ACTAR credits

    Location: Training facility for Savannah Police Department, 3401 Edwin Street, Savannah GA

    September 23-26 ( Monday thru Thursday), 8-5 every day.

    Cost: $500 for NAPARS members, $750 non-members

    Attendees will be on their own for lunch.

    • 22 Apr 2025
    • 08:00 (PDT)
    • 24 Apr 2025
    • 17:00 (PDT)
    • Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, California

    NAPARS and CA²RS are teaming up to host the

    2025 Symposium on EDR Research and Testing

    April 22nd - 24th, 2025

    Location:  Hyatt Regency

    1107 Jamboree Road

    Newport Beach, California 92660


    NAPARS is proud to announce that we are continuing in our efforts to bring training around the country and globe, by bringing the 2025 Symposium on EDR Research and Training to California for 2025. For 2025, NAPARS has partnered with CA²RS to bring a great lineup of speakers from various fields to enhance the training for everyone in EDR's.

    The list of Speakers for 2025 will include:

    Brad Muir of Crash Data Specialists

    Alan Moore of A.B. Moore Forensic Engineering, Inc.

    Greg Russell of JS Held

    Eric Deyerl of DIAL Engineering

    Billy Cox of The Billy Cox Group

    Robert "Bob" Anderson of Biomechanics Analysis

    Nick Manz Product Engineer with Toyota

    Vlad Bortchevsky of JS Held

    James Loftis with The Forensic Training Group

    Steve Anderson with the Forensic Training Group

    Lou Peck with Axiom Forensics and LightPoint Data

    Ed Fatzinger of Momentum Engineering

    In keeping with the NAPARS philosophy of providing the best training, at the best prices, and with the best trainers, you will receive three days of training on EDR Research and Training and be provided breakfast and lunch at the low price of $599.00 per person.  

    Our lodging partner is the beautiful Hyatt Regency of Newport Beach, California. Room rates have been secured at $189.00 per night plus, applicable taxes. This discounted rate is available from Monday April 21st through Friday April 25th for attendees. To register directly with the Hyatt Regency, please click the link,

    Below is a list of amenities provided by the Hyatt Regency:

    • Premium Wireless Guest Room Internet for up to 6 devices.
    • Green Fees/Club Rentals at Back Bay Golf Course
    • Beach Cruisers (up to 2 hours complimentary)
    • Variety of Games including Shuffleboard, Ping Pong, Volleyball etc.
    • Water Slide and Splash Pad
    • Fitness Center with 2 Pelotons, 24 Hour Access
    • 3 Pools and 3 Hot Tubs
    • 2 Bottled Water in guest room daily
    • In Season-Recreation led activities at the Oasis Pool
    • Beach Kits Available (includes 2 chairs and an umbrella)
    • Business Center/Computer Access, Local and 800 Calls
    • 24-hour text messaging services
    • Electric Car Charging
    • Fire Pit Experiences

    *Hotel policies and procedures subject to change

    • 22 Oct 2025
    • 24 Oct 2025
    • Lake George, NY

    The New York State Traffic Accident Reconstruction Specialists will be hosting the 2025 Joint Conference in the Lake George NY area.

    Venue: Fort William Henry Resort

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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