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MAY/JUNE, 2011

VOLUME 21, NO. 3

MAY/JUNE, 2011

INSIDE: Visual Demand of Curves/Fog-Limited Sight Distance and Brake Response Time
Using Physics Data Analysis Software for Accident Reconstruction
Case Study: Tractor-Semitrailer Rear-End 10-Fatality Collision
Assessing the Attention-Getting Capability of Brake Signals
Compliance Crash Testing of a Type 60K Terminus
Heavy Truck Crash Causation Study
Book and Conference Reviews

ACCIDENT RECONSTRUCTION JOURNAL .

.................... or federal research reports already in the public domain..........Y..... Use of ROOT in Vehicular Accident Reconstruction ............ Postmaster: Send address changes to Accident Reconstruction Journal........... Assessing the Attention-Getting Capability of Brake Signals .....MAY/JUNE... Nissan Recalls 271K SUVs on Steering Risk ... NUMBER THREE MAY/JUNE...... Note: This notice does not apply to those news items already copyrighted and received through wire services or other media.. £ 4.................... PhD Richard Ratcliffe Cherry Hill................ Speed Enforcement ...... 8 report that incidents of unintended acceleration in Toyota vehicles were rooted in mechanical flaws such as sticking accelerator pedals and floor mats that jammed the pedals or were ACCIDENT RECONSTRUCTION JOURNAL P. PE Samuel Brown.......00 Canada $c109............... MD 20604 Telephone/Fax: 301/843-1371 E-mail: accidentrj@aol.00 Back Issues .............. All rights reserved..........com VICTOR CRAIG .........................A.....00 U.............. PE... the plaintiffs' lawyer..................... "Tin whiskers were implicated in the complete failure of three inorbit commercial satellites.... Waldorf.............. $ 49. P........ Compliance Crash Testing of a Type 60K Terminus . SAE Congress Panel Pays Attention to Distracted Driving . the plaintiffs said..............................S..........." as a new cause of the unintended acceleration....K.... Montana Rep.........00 Canada $c 8........... Test Your Skill Solutions ... Test Your Skill ........................" Steve Berman.................Automotive News INDEX Plaintiffs Challenge NASA Report on Unintended Acceleration .... Second class postage paid at Waldorf.. Maryland.. Crash Litters Ohio Turnpike with Breakfast Cereal .... lawyers said in court papers filed last week in U............ Red-Light Traffic Camera Program Extension Approved ... The microscopic particles "can create catastrophic problems in electronic components...00 Canada $c155..............O.........S...................... MD 20604-0234........6 issues U..... The NASA study wasn't expansive enough because engineers reviewed 280..........000 lines of computer code from a total of 8 million in the automaker's electronic systems............. Visual Demand of Curves and Fog-Limited Sight Distance (Part 2) ..... Unintended Acceleration Case . 2011 PLAINTIFFS CHALLENGE NASA REPORT ON UNINTENDED ACCELERATION Lawyers representing hundreds of people suing Toyota Motor Corp.. OK Overland Park................ Calif...... Waldorf..........12 issues U......... ISSN 1057-8153...............00 Canada $c 59. Plaintiffs' experts will contradict the findings in the NASA report.......S.18 issues U......... The editor would like to express his appreciation to the committee for its dedication and hard work.. Says DUI Laws Are 'Destroying a Way of Life' .. $ 119............ Book Review: Fundamentals of Forensic Mapping ..O....... PhD Wade Bartlett... KS Park City.......... PhD Kyle Clark Jeremy Daily.. UT Huntingtown................................... wrote....... "Toyota asks this court to take judicial notice of findings and conclusions by NASA and NHTSA that are hotly disputed in this litigation......... £ 28........... £ 49...S....... Glennon.. 1 2 3 4 6 8 8 9 10 16 18 19 24 27 28 28 31 34 37 56 56 56 58 62 64 64 64 Copyright 2011. £ 69...... BMW Motorcycles First to Offer Antilock Brakes on All Models .............. The plaintiffs also cited crystalline structures that emanate from tinned surfaces.........S...00 U....A........K............. Honda Expands U...S.......S....... CA Jury Rejects Plaintiffs Claims About Yamaha Rhino .. Box 234.. District Judge James V........................." NASA concluded in the Feb...... Jury in N....... Electronics Systems The findings were cited in Toyota's court filings and news releases to support the automaker's contention that its electronics systems weren't at fault in hundreds of reported cases of sudden acceleration.A................. The NASA conclusions could then be used by Toyota as factually true during trials that are scheduled to begin in 2013..... Selna to take judicial notice of the findings.......... $ 5.. plaintiffs would be barred from challenging them in this litigation.. TX Naples..... 2011 ACCIDENT RECONSTRUCTION JOURNAL VOLUME TWENTY ONE......... and will prove Toyota's electronic throttle control system is the cause of sudden acceleration........ is published bimonthly at 3004 Charleton Court... MD The Committee assists the editor in the review and evaluation of readersubmitted technical articles for consideration of publication in both Accident Reconstruction Journal and Accident Investigation Quarterly.. Box 234...00 3 Years .. known as "tin whiskers.. caused by driver error... PE..K.." ............................ Large Truck Crash Causation Study .. Hyundai Recalling Sonata Sedans in U................... Maryland 206022527....... District Court in Santa Ana.. "If this court took judicial notice of the disputed findings and conclusions... FL Tulsa.. Tractor-Semitrailer Rear-End 10-Fatality Collision ..... conducted for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Airbag Recall to Include 833K Autos .....00 Technical Article Review Committee: Dennis R..... PhD John C............. Toyota Cleared by U..... Not all members review every article that is selected............ Andrews..................................... Review of the 2011 SEA Conference ... NJ Rochester....................... Toyota urged U................ Accident Reconstruction Journal...The NTSB Report ...............S......... Accident Reconstruction Journal......... Toyota Will Face Acceleration Loss Claims if Order Becomes Final ............. Ford Expands F-150 Recalls by 1 Million Pickups .................................. PhD Rudolph Limpert................................. Upcoming Events ... Waldorf......................." the plaintiffs said........ ........K.A.....EDITOR Individual Subscription Rates: 1 Year .each U.................... Feds Find No Improper Industry Influence on Safety Probes ................00 U.......00 2 Years .... PE......... $ 89..S................ over incidents of sudden acceleration challenged a NASA report that found electronic flaws weren't the cause of problems that resulted in the recall of thousands of vehicles...........00 U.. USPS 008283. NH Houston. Md................ ...................... Cell Phone Law Marks First Six Months .....