Crash EVAL: Analyzing The Impaired Driver

Hate Seeing Impaired Drivers Get Off Scot-Free?

Approved for 35 ACTAR CEUs

Did You Know 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

To make life a little easier everyone that attends the course receives for FREE (plus one year of maintenance, also for FREE) a license to our Crash Rx Microsoft Excel based program which will allow you to search through thousands of prescription and OTC drugs and have the information available at your fingertips.

 Bonus #2
Comprehensive Course Review

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 have access to a comprehensive course review where you can refresh yourself on what was learned and even complete a few practice projects to polish up on your skills.
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

In the first day of "Crash EVAL: Analyzing the Impaired Driver" we are going to knock out all of the boring administrative stuff (you know the usual suspects, attendance, grading, projects, meet the instructor, etc.) and then we are going to completely deconstruct the Crash EVAL process as well as the formulas associated with time and distance.  We are also going to dive deep into how the formulas work, when to use what formula, and how to figure out what formulas apply when you are faced with a crash in the field.  We will spend the last part of the day going over some Microsoft Excel basics since the software will play an important role in the course.

Day 2

In Day 2 we are going to start taking an in-depth look at drug categories and impairment and start looking at HOW these substances affect the series of the crash event.  We are even going to look at a few published formulas that will adjust a driver's perception response time based on the known Blood Alcohol Concentration of the driver.  Once the impairment talks are over we are going to start showing you how to complete complicated time and distance analyses based on the type of crash you are working, and using ACTUAL case files, Not word problems.  We will spend the second part of the training day analyzing Speed Related and Intersection Crashes.

Day 3

In training day 3 we will finish the crash specific examples by looking at momentum in a new way when we talk about Head-On and Rear-End Crashes and we will finish our crash types off by examining Path Intrusion Crashes.  When that's wrapped, we will look at a basic process for determining a driver's perception response time from video and applying that to the Crash EVAL process.

Day 4

In day 4, we will take a quick look at examining a CDR report for the purpose of time and distance and how to collect data in the field, which includes a virtual field project.  Once all that is finished, we are going to apply everything you've learned up to this point by looking at case files created from 3 real-world crashes.  Not some copy and pasted worksheets to fill up time.

Day 5

In the final training day, we will go into the field and look at a simulated (or live) crash involving an impaired driver that has struck a vehicle that was stopped at a red light.  This will be pretty involved including a functioning mock red light, a surveillance camera to obtain reaction time from, an actual reaction during the crash series of events, and even a couple of witnesses to interview.  Once that's over, we'll wrap up the course with the written examination and call it a day.


"I wish I had learned Time and Distance this way when I first started Crash Reconstruction. This course made it easy to understand and to be able to explain it to a jury."
RG from Texas - Attended Crash EVAL: Analyzing the Impaired Driver (Online)
We don't want to financially penalize you for wanting to train your officers in crash reconstruction.  That's why we offer an upgrade.  For $697 you can get an in-person registration for Crash EVAL and get an online registration for one of the courses you see below. You'll save like $300 bucks, so you'll have more money for other stuff.

**Pricing in USD**

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 4,000 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. 

Agency Satisfaction Guarantee

Law enforcement agencies are pressed for time, personnel, and funding.  We understand that and to help our law enforcement partners out we offer an Agency Usage Guarantee that is like no other.  We guarantee the agency will benefit from this training by FINALLY being the group that offered TRAINING INSURANCE for law enforcement.
  • Learning: If your attendee fails to achieve a minimum passing score in one of our virtual courses, they will receive remedial coursework in the area of their deficiency.  They will then be re-tested.  If they again fail to achieve a passing score, they will be allowed to re-take the course in its entirety.  
  • Life Happens: If you begin training one of your officers with us and life happens, whether it is injury, sickness, or unexpected court call ins that last all day, and they will be unable to finish the course in person, we will simply move them into an online status and let them pick up where they left off.  
  • Separation: Everyone has heard the "What if we train them and they leave?", but "What if we don't train them and they stay" stuck between a rock and a hard place analogy before.  If you register someone in one of our virtual courses and they separate from your agency within 2 years of completion for any reason, you can register a new candidate for that course online, for free.  
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