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Motorcycle Safety Foundation BRC2 Instructor’s Course

Curtis M. Beloy, PE, Collision Reconstruction Engineer/Motorcycle Safety Specialist, has successfully passed the Motorcycle Safety Foundation BRC2 Instructor’s Course, Philadelphia, PA July 2012. For additional information contact Curt Beloy at 215-659-2010.

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National Association of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) Board-Certified Engineer

Curtis M. Beloy, PE, Collision Reconstruction Engineer / Motorcycle Safety Specialist, has been admitted to the National Association of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) as a Board-Certified Engineer. Curt has also become a member of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers. Please contact Curt Beloy at for additional information or to review your case needs.

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Extra Vigilance Necessary with 3-Meter Diving Boards

Dr. Tom Griffiths, Aquatics Expert with DJS Associates, is interviewed regarding catastrophic falls from diving board ladders:

Diving rarely enters the national spotlight, but with a focus on U.S. divers at the 2012 Summer Olympics beginning later this month in London, children may approach 3-meter springboards at local aquatic facilities with added curiosity. Consequently, pool operators must be extra vigilant. Relics from the ’60s and ’70s, the boards — typically accessed by 10-foot ladders and not always off-limits to recreational swimmers — need to be restricted for swimming and diving team use only, according to one aquatics safety expert who has studied springboard diving safety.

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NHTSA Recall Notification Regarding 2006-2007 General Motors Vehicles

Earlier this month, General Motors (GM) announced plans to recall nearly 250,000 vehicles, equipped with power windows, due to a potential electrical malfunction in the master control switch located in the driver’s door.  GM reportedly traced this condition to water intrusion into the driver’s door cavity resulting in corrosion and abnormally high electrical resistance in the power window circuit.  Excess electrical resistance creates abnormally high temperatures, which can lead to melting and burning of the affected components.

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DJS Associates Introduces Bosch Crash Data Retrieval Version 6.0.

In addition to added coverage for vehicles such as GM, Ford, Toyota, and more, Version 6.0 provides coverage for 2013 Nissan vehicles.

This important update marks the beginning of a new era in Event Data Recording technology resulting from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 49 CFR Part 563 Rule taking effect in September 2012.  While not mandating Event Data Recorders, this rule requires manufacturers that voluntarily equip their vehicles with EDRs to make the hardware and software necessary to retrieve the data they record publicly available.  Because most vehicle manufacturers already utilize EDR technology, the list of supported vehicles is expected to expand quickly.

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Curt’s Corner: Fast Facts – Turn Signals on a Motorcycle

Turn signals on a motorcycle usually are not self-canceling, thus some riders, (especially beginners) sometimes forget to turn them off.  If you are making a left turn in front of an oncoming motorcycle with its turn signal on, make sure the motorcycle’s signal is intentionally on before turning in front of it.  For additional information regarding Motorcycle Safety and Accident Reconstruction, contact Curt Beloy at 215-659-2010 or via email at

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