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  • 11 Dec 2019 10:54 | Wade Bartlett (admin) (Administrator)
    The last issue of the Accident Reconstruction Journal for 2019 is out. #174 should have arrived at email inboxes already for all current members. If you get the hardcopy, too (which is a separate subscription arranged through Victor Craig, the publisher) it should be arriving soon. We've ordered 810 copies so far, so membership is on the rebound, after years in the doldrums. I'm pretty excited about that. This issue has Victor's Subject Index in it, while the index I am assembling is still in the Reference Library, in Excel. I've added the AIQ listings from Victor's index to mine, and will work on adding full titles and authors for them as time permits. Enjoy! Peace. -W
  • 10 Oct 2019 10:59 | Wade Bartlett (admin) (Administrator)

    2020 Joint Conference, hosted by NAPARS

    DATES: Oct 7,8,9 (Wed. to Fri.) 

    COST:       $299 for members of the 5 supporting groups, ITAI or EVU, $399 for others.

    LOCATION: Grand Hotel, in Ocean City MD

           Mention the NAPARS Joint Conference for the group rate:

               $69 - No view, but a fine room.

               $79 - Partial View

               $89 - Full Ocean View

    Live crash tests will be conducted by Brad Muir and his team.

    More details will follow as we firm up speakers and schedules.


    ADDITIONAL TRAINING / EVENTS

    Tire Forensics class by T.J.Tennant ($250 per person), October 5 and 6

    ACTAR Prep class, Oct 5

    ACTAR Test, Oct 6

    More news as it becomes available!

  • 19 Aug 2019 15:22 | Wade Bartlett (admin) (Administrator)

    In hopes of expanding our audience to more youthful folks who hang out on other platforms besides facebook, I've started an Instagram page here: https://www.instagram.com/napars1/ I'm still trying to figure out how to use that to best advantage. Maybe I should recruit a 20-something to help? Wish me luck. Peace. -Wade, admin.

  • 09 Aug 2019 07:40 | Wade Bartlett (admin) (Administrator)

    All NAPARS members in good standing as of 7/15/19 have been sent the latest issue of The Accident Reconstruction Journal, direct from the publisher, Victor Craig. If you haven't seen it yet, check your spam box, Vic works hard to get through the various filters, but sometimes even his best efforts are thwarted.

    Features this month include:

    • How Common In-Car Distractions Affect Driving Performance
    • Case Study: School Bus Run-Off-Road and Fire
    • Out-of-Position Riders in Motorcycle Crashes
    • Drivers and Vehicles with Automated Systems
    • Crash Testing of TxDOT T224 Bridge Rail
    • Jake Brake Deceleration Testing
    • Recall News and Information


  • 21 Jul 2019 08:29 | Wade Bartlett (admin) (Administrator)

    The latest NAPARS News, July 2019, is OUT. I have emailed a copy to all active members, and posted it in the Reference Library, found here: https://www.napars.org/reference-library after logging into the webpage.

    Sections this month include:

         - The President's Message

         - Use It Or Lose It practice problems

         - The Mailbox Review

         - Passings and Transitions.

         - Andy Rich and Michelle Fish-Rich authored an introductory article on Monte Carlo analysis.

         - The "Blast From The Past" is a 1992 article on calculating bicycle speed from gear by David Tyler (compliments of Victor Craig at The Accident Reconstruction Journal, Thanks, Vic!).

         - My Miscellaneous Ramblings column discusses my favorite books (both recon-related and not).

         - The newsletter editor, Susan, has a message and a request for members.

    We hope you enjoy it.

    Peace. -W


  • 21 May 2019 08:45 | Wade Bartlett (admin) (Administrator)

    I'm building the mailing list for the May/June ARJ now. It should be out in just over a week or so. If your membership lapsed after 5/15/2019, and you haven't renewed yet, you're not on that guest list. You can always log in to check your status, or ping me (admin@napars.org) with any questions. Renewal is easy - either online or with an old-fashioned check. We can accommodate either!

    Peace. -W

  • 25 Apr 2019 06:07 | Wade Bartlett (admin) (Administrator)

    Visit https://www.facebook.com/164004350314078/ for a brief soliloquy on gravity.

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