Investigators from the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s (JCF) Traffic Division are to benefit from specialised training in collision investigation and crash reconstruction.
Minister of Transport, Works and Housing, Dr. the Hon. Omar Davies, made the disclosure on Tuesday (January 8), at the handing over of six road safety infomercials at the New Kingston head offices of the Insurance Company of the West Indies (ICWI).
He informed that the training will be done under the Road Improvement Programme, which seeks to ensure a safe and reliable national road network.
Collision investigation and crash reconstruction refers to the science of investigating, analysing and drawing conclusions about the causes and events during a vehicle collision.
Experts often conduct in-depth collision analysis and reconstruction to identify the collision causation and contributing factors in different types of collisions, including the role of the driver(s), vehicle(s), roadway and the environment.
Dr. Davies informed that the government has engaged the University of North Florida’s Institute of Police Technology and Management to assist in providing the training.