Sunglare … Where?

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James R. Schmidt, Jr., BSME, Sr. Collision Reconstruction Engineer :::: This is one of the times of year where motorists are regularly encountering sun glare. The sun is low in…

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Speed From Video… Another Masterpiece

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James R. Schmidt, Jr., BSME, Sr., Collision Reconstruction Engineer :::: As you probably know by now, DJS can analyze dash cam and still-camera surveillance videos to quantify vehicle speed (and…

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Mobile Digital Billboards!

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James R. Schmidt, Jr., BSME, Sr. Collision Reconstruction Engineer :::: I recently saw my first mobile digital billboard truck while on the road. It was very eye-catching, and somewhat distracting,…

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Don’t Underestimate the Importance and Power of Event Data

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James R. Schmidt, Jr., BSME, Sr. Collision Reconstruction Engineer :::: The capability of recording event data when a crash occurs is becoming more prevalent in vehicles on the road today.…

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Sun Glare… What a difference a day makes!

James R. Schmidt, Jr., BSME, Sr. Collision Reconstruction Engineer :::: Sun glare occurs when the sun is positioned low in the sky ahead of the direction of travel on a…

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Amish Horse and Buggy

James R. Schmidt, Jr., BSME, Sr. Collision Reconstruction Engineer :::: During my travels this past holiday season, I encountered a single-horse Amish buggy heading eastbound on State Route 372 between…

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What are Those “Stripes” on the Roadway?

James R. Schmidt, Jr., BSME, Sr. Collision Reconstruction Engineer :::: We've all seen them during the winter season … white stripes running along the length of the roadway. But what…

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‘Tis the Season…

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James R. Schmidt, Jr., Sr. Collision Reconstruction Engineer :::: It's the first snow of the season, and it looks beautiful, right? Not when you’re involved in a crash first thing…

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One Dash Cam Video and a Feisty Engineer

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James R. Schmidt, Jr., Sr. Collision Reconstruction Engineer :::: I love dash cam videos! Who am I kidding... I love all videos equally, surveillance included! Especially when they capture a…

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