Crash EVAL: Analyzing The Impaired Driver

Hate Seeing Impaired Drivers Get Off Scot-Free?


Did You Now In 2018, Nearly 30% of Fatal Crashes Involved A Driver With a BAC of .08% Or Higher?

According to NHTSA, it's true, and what makes these stats more disheartening is to think about how many of these crashes may have gotten reduced due to a case that was not as strong as it could have been.  Now you are faced with the problem of wondering if you did  EVERYTHING that you could have done to speak for the victims of the crash.  Take it from me, that is a horrible position to be in.

*The Case Files and Projects Are Geared Towards Impaired Driving Crashes But The Information In This Course Is Applicable To All Crashes*


The solution to strengthening your impaired driving crashes is to SHOW how the crash could have been avoided or severity decreased by a non-impaired driver.  To do this you can apply the nearly lost art of time and distance evaluation and calculations.  

Most law enforcement officers are discouraged to attempt much in-depth time and distance and end the wreck investigation when impact speeds are calculated.  WHY? WHY IGNORE something that can be so beneficial to your case?

The answer is simple, most investigators simply were not properly trained in time and distance during their initial phases of reconstruction.  Instructors trying to cover a LOT of material in a SHORT period of time is a recipe for DISASTER when it comes to you fully understanding time and distance.
I was the same way.  I could calculate a few problems on a worksheet or on a test well enough to get by but I really didn't know what I was calculating or why.  

I was content with determining the speed the car was going.  Then one day I investigated a fatal crash and a member of the family asked me, "What happened" and "Why?" and I really didn't have an answer for either.  

I knew I had to figure out how to properly analyze a crash beyond an impact speed.

Any of these Sound Familiar?

  • I can't figure out when to use what formula for these calculations
  • ​I can put the numbers in and get the right answer on a worksheet, but I don't know what I am calculating
  • I don't know what all to account for leading up to the crash.
  • ​I don't understand what crash variables I need to look at
  • I don't have time to perform this many calculations over and over and even if I did I don't know how to explain any of this


Then I spent hundreds of more hours as an instructor before I could explain it

Once all this way done, I was able to put together this course that is going to help you FINALLY learn how to correctly and effectively apply a time and distance application to a collision.  This course WILL help you CONQUER analyzing a crash once and for all.  The course was built around the problems from above that sounded familiar:

  • Formula Woes: During the course you will learn a plug and play process that will help you identify what is going one with the driver and the vehicle that you will be able to apply to other crashes and always pick the right formula for your scenario
  • Calculation Confusion: This course uses animations of crash case files so you can visually see and understanding what your calculations represent.  No more coming up with an answer from a worksheet, having the correct answer, but not understanding what the answer represents or what to do with it.
  • What's Going On?: The series of events leading up to a crash, as well as the factors that need to be identified for both driver and vehicle, will be explained and illustrated in great detail during the course.  Never be confused again about what led up to a crash occurring.
  • What's Important?: With little formal training usually taking place, a lot of investigators struggle to determine what is important and needs to be accounted for in different types of crashes.  This course will outline multiple crash types and tell you exactly what strategy to use to be successful.
  • Crash Types: You will learn how to analyze red light crashes, stop sign crashes, rear-end crashes, path intrusions, complex crashes involving multiple crash types, a pedestrian who is struck while walking, and you will even learn how to incorporate surveillance or dash cam video of the crash in to your analysis.
  • Time Crunch: You will never receive as much time as you'd like to conduct an investigation.  That's why you will learn how to use Microsoft Excel to program a spreadsheet specific to your crash and analyze the crash multiple times with multiple variables all with a few clicks.
  • Explanation Fog: Once you know how to do it, can you explain it?  If the jury doesn't get the picture, it won't be as effective.  You will learn how to easily convey what happened during the crash and how you determined it could have been avoided, all while using plain English that any juror will understand.


Bonus #1
CRASH Calc by CTS 

To make life a little easier everyone that attends the on-site course will receive a FREE one-user license for CRASH Calc by Crash Training Solutions, the Microsoft Excel based collision reconstruction software.  Calculate speeds, times, distances, momentum, PDOF, Delta-V, kinetic energies, airbornes, and more with just a few clicks.

 Bonus #2
Continuing Education Course

I HATE..... I mean absolutely DESPISE going to a training course, learning a lot of good information, and then forgetting it before I have a chance you use it, and I know you do to.  That's why after you successfully complete the course you will be enrolled in a continuing education course that will include a course refresher and projects to practice your new skill set on.

Bonus #3
CRASH Journal

Crash scenes are extremely chaotic and sometimes important details could slip through the cracks, witnesses can wander off, and evidence can be moved.  With the CRASH Journal you will have go-to method to quickly and efficiently record scene details, log personnel at the scene, record quick measurements, obtain witness contact information and more.

Course Agenda

  • DAY 1: During the first day of the course the usual administrative and registration procedures will take course and then students will receive a reconstruction math review and then a comprehensive explanation of time and distance formulas and calculations.  After that an introduction to using Microsoft Excel will be covered and then students will practice programming time and distance formulas in Excel.
  • DAY 2: Once day 2 rolls around a short review from the previous day's material will be conducted and then students will receive information on the sequence of events to account for during a time and distance analysis, perception response times for specific types of crashes, and what all should be account for during the time and distance analysis based on the crash type.  The last few hours of the day will be spent covering video basics and how to incorporate surveillance footage into the time and distance analysis.
  • DAY 3: The third day will be spent tying all of the information together.  Students will apply the information learned so far to multiple real-world crashes using case files.  The objective for each case file will be to determine the crash type, perception response time for the driver involved in the crash, explain the factors of the crash, identify how the crash could have been avoided, and then program the crash into Excel and analyze using multiple variables to demonstrate how the driver's impairment played a role in the crash.    
  • ​DAY 4: The final day the students will complete the final graded course project.  Students will receive a case file in which they will have to interpret, analyze, and then explain their findings in a narrative report.  Once completed the project will be reviewed by the instructor and graded.  At the completion of the case projects the end of course administrative tasks such as course review and distribution of certificates will take place.  
  • BEYOND DAY 4: Unlike most other courses you will take, this one doesn't end when you get your certificate.  How many times did you wind up needing a refresher a few months later?  Once you have completed the course, you will be enrolled in online training, at no additional cost, where you will be supplied with a refresher of what was learned during the course, and will receive additional projects and case files you can use to refine and enhance your skills for three months after the course ends.  This is completely optional but it will be available to you should you choose.

Upcoming Courses

NEW DATES: AUGUST 24-27, 2020 in Clark County, Nevada at the Eastside Cannery Casino & Hotel (Boulder Highway)

What You Are Getting When You Register

  • Registration to the four day course held at the Eastside Cannery Casino & Hotel on Boulder Highway in Clark County, Nevada (VALUE $497.00)
  • BONUS #1: A single-user license to CRASH Calc, a Microsoft Excel based collision reconstruction program (VALUE $197)
  • BONUS #2: Continuing Education Online course to help you maintain your new skillset (VALUE $497)
  • ​BONUS #3: The CRASH Journal, that will help you identify and track key pieces of evidence and assist you on scene. (VALUE $47)
  • ​The satisfaction of knowing that you will be able to successfully analyze any time and distance evaluation you come across (VALUE $PRICELESS)
  • ​Total Value of Attending Course - $1,238.00
  • ​This is the same course that was rescheduled from April 2020 due to COVID-19.  If you registered for that course, you are good to go for the newly scheduled dates.
Once the seats are gone, registration will close.
Bobby J. Mullinax is a law enforcement officer and instructor from South Carolina.  He began his law enforcement career with the Spartanburg (S.C.) Police Department and has over 13 years of traffic-related experience.  He has investigated 1,500 crashes and reconstructed numerous crashes involving fatal and great bodily injuries.  He has also spent over 3,000 hours teaching collision reconstruction related topics to law enforcement and private investigators across the United States and has spoken at numerous conferences on the crash and crime scene reconstruction circuit.  He has also been published in the "Accident Reconstruction Journal" and in "Collision Magazine".  In 2018, he became only the eighth individual in the world to be recognized as a PhotoModeler Ambassador. 


If an attendee doesn't achieve a minimum passing score on the final course exam, that does NOT mean that they have failed.  This only means that they have now isolated a few areas they lacked full understanding of.  At CTS we believe that if individuals apply themselves 100% then they can be successful regardless of their formal education or background.  That's why we strive to give our attendees the best chance of overall success in our courses.  If an individual does not score high enough on the final examination, the following occurs:
  • Remedial: They are enrolled in online remedial training on just the topics they are deficient in, at no cost
  • Remedial Testing: They are given a remedial exam in their area(s) of deficiency
  • Course Exam Evaluation: The remedial examination and end of course examination are averaged
  • Course Re-Enrollment: If the remedial examination fails to bring them to a passing score, they are enrolled in the online version of the course, at no cost, and given another opportunity to fully learn and understand the course material.
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