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,

We have now had our first conference at the Henderson Police Department facility and it was a complete success.  The facility is ideal for our meetings.  I would like to thank Henderson P.D. for putting up with us. We have also successfully rearranged the schedule such that our Glendale conference and testing will happen in January.  It should be a beautiful time for spending a day crashing cars.  We are working on having a food vendor so come have a picnic and participate in some crash testing.

Going forward there will be two conferences a year.  The winter conference will be in Glendale, AZ and will have a crash test day associated with it.  The summer conference will be in Henderson, NV.  We are considering associating a training class with the summer conference.

SATAI is all about training.  In November the CDR Analyst Certification course by CSI will be presented in Glendale, AZ.  This is also new for SATAI since there will not be a conference associated with the training.  Seats are limited and the course is expected to fill up early.

As always, I invite you to participate.  If you have topics that interest you or speakers that you would like to see, please contact anyone on the board of directors or the officers.

-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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