Title: Traffic Crash Reconstruction

Where: Bergen County Law and Public Safety Institute - 2 Campgaw Rd., Mahwah, New Jersey

When:  July 15 - 26, 2024

Time: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Instructor: Detective Steven Quintano - Bergen County Prosecutor's Office

Class Limit: 30  


Traffic Crash Reconstruction builds upon IPTM’s Advanced Traffic Crash Investigation course by assisting you further in understanding vehicle dynamics. You will take part in a more intense study of time/distance calculations, two-dimensional momentum and impact speed calculations using momentum equations.

Topics Include:

  • Derivation and origin of the commonly used speed formulas
  • Speed of vehicles at impact using conservation of linear momentum
  • Behavior of vehicles in a collision using Newton’s three laws of motion
  • Discussions of commercial vehicle and motorcycle dynamics in collisions
  • The determination of direction of travel, initial contact and position of vehicles on the roadway

This course includes extensive project work to give you first hand experience in crash reconstruction. Each student will be required to diagram and analyze several different crash scenarios as well as complete vector sum analysis of each.


If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Detective Steven Quintano at 201-226-5566.


Cost:  BERGEN COUNTY $0.00             OUT-OF-COUNTY: $0.00