The Southwestern Association of Technical Accident Investigators, Inc. (SATAI).

The goal of this website is to keep its members and other interested parties aware of current activities of the group. Additional information has been made available which we hope will assist you in your field of work.

Current SATAI members may enter a secured portion of the site where they will find the SATAI roster, documents from past SATAI meetings, and other useful information. If you have any comments regarding the website, or would like to see new topics added, send an email to satai_webguy@satai.com


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SATAI Members,

SATAI is growing and improving! Your board has been hard at work to make SATAI more interesting and more relevant to keep up with the ever changing field of crash reconstruction.

If you watch any of the videos from WREX 2016, you will see our logo on many of the test vehicles. SATAI was a significant contributor to that conference.

We are in the process of updating the by-laws. Please download a copy of the proposed changes and be ready to vote when we meet in Henderson in March.

We have a new venue; the Henderson North Community Police Station in Henderson, NV. Henderson P.D. has graciously invited us to use their facility. This will allow us to free up funds for better speakers and more crash testing. If you look at the future schedule, you will notice that after Henderson, we are going to have back to back conferences in Glendale. By reworking the schedule, we will be able to run the crash tests in cool air. A first for SATAI!

We have excellent speakers lined up for the March conference and we are currently working on arranging a host hotel. Keep an eye on the website for details.

SATAI is an all volunteer organization that provides excellent training opportunities and is gaining a national reputation. I am proud to be part of it. I invite all of you to be involved at whatever level you would like. If you have input concerning topics or speakers please contact any of the board members or officers and there are always board positions coming open.

See you in Henderson!

-Charley Dickerson


Reconstruction Websites

ACTAR - Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction

ARC Network - Accident Reconstruction Network

CSI - Collision Safety Institute

IPTM - Institute of Police Technology Management

Kinetic Energy Press - Reconstruction Reference Material

Lawyers & Judges Publishing - Reconstruction Reference Material

NAPARS - National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialists

NUCPS - Northwestern University Center for Public Safety

Software Used in Accident Reconstruction

3D CAD Browser - Buy/Exchange 3D Models

4N6XPRT Services - Expert AutoStats

AR Software - WinCRASH, WinSMAC

EDC - HVE, Simon, et al.

Lightpoint Data - Exemplar data for Photogrammetry

MacInnis Engineering - PC-Crash

Madymo - Simulation of Crash Test Dummies or Humans

McHenry Software - M-SMAC

MicroSurvey Software, Inc. - MapScenes Systems

REC-TEC - REC-TEC Software

Rules, Regulations, Testing & Other Sites

Arizona Revised Statues - Arizona Transportation Laws (Title 28)

CAS - Center for Automotive Safety

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) - Review individual safety standards
Note: Scroll down to Title 49, Select the year of interest, Select Part 500-599, Select Part 571

Ford Recalls - Search for recalls on a Ford product by VIN

IIHS - Insurance Institute of Highway Safety Vehicle Ratings

NHTSA - R&D Main Page - NHTSA Research & Development's Home Page

NHTSA - Vehicle Safety Research - Databases for vehicle, biomechanics, components, and EDR Reports

NHTSA - NCAP Tests - Search NHTSA for NCAP Test Results

NHTSA - ODI - Search for Recalls or Investigations on Vehicles

NHTSA - Rollover Work - NHTSA site for Rollovers. Includes papers

NHTSA - Test Database - Search NHTSA for Crash Test Reports

NHTSA Test Reference Guides - Guide to understanding NHTSA Test Protocol

TintCenter - State laws regarding window tinting

Tire Information - Technical information related to tires

Misc. Accident Reconstruction Related Items

Action Farm Toys - Scale vehicles

Car Crash Videos - Video clips of car crashes

Car Crash Videos - More Clips


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