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Investigation of Motorcycle Crashes - Level 1 Course


This course is designed for experienced traffic crash investigators who have a good working knowledge of the techniques and applications of formulas taught in basic crash investigation courses and who wish to build upon that foundation with more advanced mathematical formulas used to analyze motorcycle crashes.

Topics include:

  • Analyzing and interpreting the motorcycle crash scene
  • Determining acceleration and deceleration characteristics of the motorcycle
  • Analyzing and interpreting modes of instability and handling characteristics in motorcycles
  • Interpreting the operator factor
  • Reviewing motorcycle tires, helmets and other equipment
  • Using a practical application of formulas (projects)

Target Audience

The course enrollment is intended primarily for Virginia law enforcement personnel. On rare occasions, non-law enforcement personnel will be allowed to take the course on a case-by-case basis.

Class Dates and Location

Investigation of Motorcycle Crashes - Level 1 Course

  • When:
    September 20-24, 2021
    >8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Where:
    • Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center
    • Chesterfield, VA 23832


At a minimum, applicants must have completed the At-Scene Traffic Crash/Traffic Homicide Investigation class offered by the Institute of Police Technology and Management (IPTM) or its equivalent.


Tuition for the course is FREE for Virginia law enforcement; however, travel/lodging/per diem/other expenses is not covered. Registration is limited to 25.

To register, email Steve Williams at and provide the following information

  • Agency name
  • Name and rank/title
  • Phone number and email address
  • Completion date of the IPTM's Traffic Crash Investigation Course or its equivalent

Materials Needed

  • Scientific Calculator
  • Trafic Template
  • Recommended flash drive (2GB or higher)