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Title: MARYLAND - COLLISION MANAGEMENT BACKGROUND AND INTRODUCTION
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Maryland Police Training Cmssn
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 56
Sponsoring Agency: Maryland Dept of Transportation

Maryland Police Training Cmssn
Pikesville, MD 21208
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Admin
Washington, DC 20590
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Instructional Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS UNIT, DESIGNED FOR ENTRANCE-LEVEL STUDENT POLICE OFFICERS, FOCUSES ON PRIMARY ACCIDENT-MANAGEMENT TASKS, REPORTING PROCEDURES FOLLOWING AN ACCIDENT, INVESTIGATION, AND COMPLETE ANATOMY OF AN ACCIDENT.
Abstract: THE OBJECTIVE OF THE COURSE IS TO PROVIDE AN UNDERSTANDING OF CONCEPTS RELATED TO ACCIDENT-MANAGEMENT FIELD PROCEDURES, SUCH AS ACCIDENT-MANAGEMENT FUNCTIONS, BASIC ACCIDENT TERMINOLOGY, ANALYTICAL TERMS TO DESCRIBE THE MAJOR EVENTS OF ANY TRAFFIC ACCIDENT, CAUSES OF TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS, PURPOSES OF TRAFFIC-ACCIDENT REPORTING AND INVESTIGATION, ATTRIBUTES OF A GOOD ACCIDENT INVESTIGATOR, AND DEPARTMENTAL ORGANIZATION OF ACCIDENT-MANAGEMENT ACTIVITIES. DIAGRAMS ARE PROVIDED TO SHOW TYPES OF NONCOLLISION, SINGLE-COLLISION, AND MULTIPLE-COLLISION ACCIDENTS. THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES OF EVENTS ARE DISCUSSED IN 'ANATOMY OF AN ACCIDENT': POINT OF POSSIBLE PERCEPTION (OF HAZARD), POINT OF ACTUAL PERCEPTION (OF HAZARD), POINT OF NO ESCAPE, POINT OF INITIAL CONTACT, POINT OF MAXIMUM ENGAGEMENT, POINT OF DISENGAGEMENT, AND FINAL POSITION. AN ILLUSTRATION IS PROVIDED TO SHOW THE OCCURRENCE OF THESE EVENTS FOR A RIGHT ANGLE COLLISION, AND THERE IS A DETAILED DISCUSSION OF EACH EVENT. FOLLOWING THE SECTION FOR EACH MAJOR SUBJECT, A SAMPLE OF A MULTIPLE-CHOICE TEST COVERING THE MATERIAL IS GIVEN WITH A KEY. A GLOSSARY OF DEFINITIONS FROM THE MARYLAND AUTOMATED ACCIDENT REPORTING SYSTEM IS APPENDED. (RCB)
Index Term(s): Accident investigation; Accident investigation training; Course materials; Maryland; Traffic accident management
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