Driver and the environment

Introduction

Driver and the environment is part of De Montfort University CertHE in forensic collision investigation.

The driver and the environment module comes in three blocks and builds on topics first touched on during the initial collision investigation course namely,

  • driver perception response time,

  • conspicuity and

  • the road on which we drive

What you will study

  • Block 1 - The road on which we drive looks in much greater detail at road surface and how they affect the coefficient of friction. SCRIM is included.

  • Block 2 - Driver perception response time Here we look at in much greater detail at perception response times and the research that has gone into it. Night and day, anticipated response, the effects of age, tirdness, alcohol etc. are covered.

  • Block 3 - The issue of conspicuity, both day and night is covered here. Time to arrival, see and not seen etc. are all visited.

Entry requirements

We assume that you hold a UCPD, City & Guilds or equivalent in forensic road collision investigation.

Pre-course study

None required.

Study method

9 weeks distance learning.

What you will need

Your joining instructions list any specific requirements.  General tools include a scientific calculator.  We recommend any Casio with a 'Natural Display'.  A computer with internet access is required for this course.  You will also need access to the course book 'Forensic Aspects of Driver Perception and Response' available from Lawyers and Judges publishing.

Teaching and assessment

The course notes are accessed via the AiTS virtual learning environment. It runs over 9 weeks with 3 weeks allocated to each block.  Tutors are available online and there is an online forum allowing you to discuss topics with other students on the module. The assessment comprises three essays, one at the conclusion of each block. Your tutor will mark and comment on your coursework.

Whats the qualification

This module is part of De Montfort university's CertHE in forensic road collision investigation.

How to register

The CertHE starts in September of each year. Apply through AiTS. If you wish to take this module without registering with the university you may do so however no university accreditation will be give. To take as a standalone check the course calendar for the next presentation and contact AiTS.

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The course at a glance

Code: ENGS1016
Credits: 15
Level: 4
Duration: 9 weeks
Type: Distance learning
Assessment: Three essays, one on each block
   

Links to CertHE modules

Applied maths
Damage analysis
CCTV Analysis
Accelerometers in collision investigation
Driver and the environment

About

AiTS have been training collision investigators in the UK and overseas since 1996. We are also the UK's main provider of Roads Policing, Prohibitions and Tachograph training in the UK and Ireland.

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