Robert T. Lynch, PE, Sr. Collision Reconstruction Engineer for DJS Associates, recently completed the Post-Baccalaureate Credit Certificate Program in Human Factors Engineering and Ergonomics through Penn State University. The program allowed Bob to obtain a deeper understanding of the human processes involved behind the fundamental concepts of collision reconstruction such as hazard identification and perception-reaction time. By obtaining this certificate, Bob has the educational background and knowledge to address issues pertaining to visibility, particularly at night or in low illumination environments, and how people will respond when faced with a sudden emergency. This knowledge will prove useful in cases involving pedestrian impacts, tractor-trailer side underride collisions, and encountering a slow-moving or stopped vehicle on a highway, to name a few.
Robert T. Lynch, PE can be reached via email at experts@forensicDJS.com or via phone at 215-659-2010.