Welcome to the
April 2003 issue of the Accident Reconstruction Newsletter.
April is always
a crazy month with tax-day falling right in the middle! We have
been working late hours keeping up with the requests and web site.
We are now focusing on the upcoming ARC-CSI Crash Conference. We
want this crash conference to be the best conference anyone has
ever attended. We are setting our goals to the highest standards.
We are very
pleased with the speakers presenting at this year's conference as
well as the topics be covered. This conference will be well worth
your time. This year we have more equipment and better equipment
for data collecting and distribution. We have also streamlined many
One of the biggest
obstacles to overcome is the "downtime" on the actual
crash day. It takes time to set up each car and ready the crash
dummy for each individual test. However, this year we will be giving
demonstrations during the down time. One of the repeating demonstrations
will be an actual ECM download from a commercial vehicle.
Other demonstrations will be commercial vehicle testing. This is
all in addition to the low speed crash tests, high speed crash
tests and vehicle vaults (airborne).
Register by May 7 and save $200
to the main conference speakers, we will also be hosting breakout
sessions you can attend. We are still forming these sessions. The
ones set to go are, "NHSTA Crash Data - Problems in Obtaining
and Using" and "From the Scene to the Courtroom
- Creating Your Scene Diagram".
will also allow you time to visit the vender rooms to learn more
about the new products and services available to help you with your
case work. We should have a vendor list available by the middle
of May. This is also a good time to ask questions you might have
if you own and use the products.
The early registration deadline is May 7th, 2003. After that date
the price of registration increases and the hotel is releasing the
block of rooms on reserve at the special group rate of $49 per night.
These rooms are the nicer rooms in the "Tower" section
of the hotel.
Network members receive a $50 discount
off the registration price.
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