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.website@gmail.com




Esteemed SATAI Members,

I would like to thank everyone who attended the January 2024 SATAI Conference. I am honored to begin a two-year term as your SATAI President. Justin Brink has agreed to be my Vice President. Our goal is to continue growing SATAI’s position as a place of knowledge and sharing. The conference facilitated networking and socializing following the hard work and camaraderie of the Crash Days. All members, whether they attended or not, have access to the current and past motorcycle crash and vehicle crash test data.

I had the pleasure of following the great example set by Jon Balasa. Thank you for everything you did during the past two years. Your efforts and preparation for the conferences are a large part of its success.

SATAI will continue to make every effort to provide two conferences per year and one crash test day. While the Glendale, Arizona, location has proven to be a reliable and suitable venue, we are always looking for alternative locations that could suit our needs. If you have any suggestions for locations, conference topics, or instructors, please email me (tyoder@glendaleaz.com).

SATAI is a participating organization of ACTAR (actar.org) and we are committed to hosting at least one ACTAR examination per year. Our conferences are approved for Continuing Education Units necessary for accreditation renewal.

We are a non-profit organization that relies upon its membership. Our largest expenses go toward the conferences and supplies for crash days. If you or your company has a vehicle that could be used for future crash testing, please contact a board member.

Thank you again for your support by being a member.


Ted Yoder


SATAI President




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 Manual

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 at.

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

PC-Crash - MEA Forensic 

REC-TEC - REC-TEC Software

Rules, Regulations, Testing & Other Sites

Arizona Revised Statues - Arizona Transportation Laws (Title 28)

California Vehicle Code 

Colorado Revised Statues

Nevada Revised Statues

New Mexico Vehicle Code

Utah Motor Vehicle Code

CAS - Center for Automative Safety

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS)

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

IIHS - Insurance Institute of Highway Safety Vehicle Ratings

NASS-CDS - National Automotive Sampling System (NASS)

Neptune Engineering - Source for vehicle data

NHTSA Crash Viewer - Crash Investigation Sampling System

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

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

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

Ruth Consulting - EDR Information

SAE Mobilus Paper Search - Search for Mobility Engineering Resources

TintCenter - State laws regarding window tinting

Tire Information - Technical information related to tires