Motorcycle Accident Investigation by Albert T. Baxter
by Albert T. Baxter
Any crash involving a motorcycle adds a unique dimension
to the investigation. Investigators and reconstructionists must understand the
complexity of a motorcycle in order to determine the cause of the crash.
IPTM’s Motorcycle Accident Investigation,
authored by Albert Baxter, will assist you in this area of crash investigation.
In addition to serving as a reference source for information relevant to
motorcycle crashes, the manual is a comprehensive storehouse of information
concerning nearly every aspect of the motorcycle, including its involvement in
collisions, what the investigating officer needs to look for in the
investigation, the formulas to be used in the calculations and the proper
techniques to use to examine the motorcycle and analyze the crash scene data.
Mr. Baxter explores the various types of motorcycles and
their operation. He also discusses helmets and related safety equipment as well
as state laws relating to the operation and use of a motorcycle.
Motorcycle Accident Investigation includes the following
- Introduction to Motorcycles
- Types and Operation of Motorcycles
- Accident Scene Data
- Helmets and Other Equipment
- Motorcycle Dynamics
In addition, the author provides the following appendices:
- Hurt Motorcycle Study
- State Motorcycle Laws
- Motorcycle, Helmet and Tire Manufacturer Information
- Motorcycle Specifications
The manual also includes numerous photographs, diagrams
and charts that have been reproduced with great clarity.
Albert Baxter was a member of the Philadelphia Police
Department for 26 years before retiring at the rank of lieutenant. He is
certified by the State of Pennsylvania as an instructor in traffic crash
investigation and is also a qualified state inspection mechanic. Mr. Baxter is a
founding member of the National Association of Traffic Accident
Reconstructionists and Investigators (NATARI).
Specifications: 348 pages; 8½”x11”; GBC bound; Publisher: IPTM, 2nd Edition (1996)
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