The National Crime Agency (NCA) recently accredited David as an Expert for a further period. He has provided expert advice to them on various occasions in recent years.
Also in June 2017 David attended the 2 day Institute of Traffic Accident Investigators conference at Hinckley. A useful time to network and discuss accidents. The conference was organised into various subject types: Autonomous Vehicles, Cyclist/Pedestrian Safety, Data Capture (inc. CCTV), as well as more commonly discussed areas of investigation.
In June 2017 David attended the Institute of Traffic Accident Investigators’ Crash Day at Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground. Numerous staged crashes were organised with speeds of between 5mph and 93mph! Most vehicles were cars but some tests involved a lorry and one a moped. It’s obviously very useful to have damage produced at known speeds and…Details
David co-authored SAE paper 2017-01-1412 ‘Speedometers and Collision Reconstruction’. This was presented at the SAE World Congress in Detroit in April 2017 by co-author Chris Goddard.
Copies can be purchased direct from SAE.
In March 2017 BBC Radio 4’s ‘File on 4’ transmitted a programme ‘Rogue Hauliers’ in which David was interviewed regarding his involvement in the investigation of the Grittenham Haulage ‘Bath Tipper Lorry’ accident . The heavily laden lorry was unable to stop as it travelled down a steep hill in Bath and four people ,…Details
In February 2017 David was interviewed at length by a TV production company in connection with his examination of the Mercedes in which Diana, Princess of Wales died in Paris in 1997. He had carried out the examination as part of Lord Steven’s ‘Operation Paget’ enquiry and had produced a 282 page report. It is…Details