Following my retirement, I was extremely pleased to be awarded Honorary Life Membership of Institute of Traffic Accident Investigators. It is a world-leader in the investigation of traffic accident investigation that I and 10 other investigators founded in 1990.
After 17 years operation, I decided to close the company as from December 2023 and take retirement (albeit with the occasional job as a Sole Trader).
After 16 years of trading, I have just had my first instance of non-payment – a supposedly reputable firm of attorneys, Yukevich Cavanaugh (based in Los Angeles), have avoided payment and avoided responding to many of my numerous emails. It is particularly frustrating as I provided a 6½ hour Deposition August 2022 which, allegedly, was…Details
In the recent Judgement in the case of Deller-v-King & McGarvey, in which I gave evidence at the Royal Courts of Justice, I was pleased that the judge recognised and accepted my expertise in respect of tyre failures: https://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/QB/2021/3398.html 11 “…I would prefer the evidence of Mr Price who came across in the witness box…Details
Last week saw Dave present a video webinar ‘Forensic Examination of Vehicle Component Failures’ to The Association for Road Risk Management. Some of the quote from those who watched this were: “Brilliant presentation and the subject matter expert is fantastic.” “Great presentation. Really insightful and I think our whole team would benefit from seeing it.”…Details
Many road traffic investigation officers, Vehicle Examiners, and solicitors will be familiar with the discussions concerning a maximum legal age for use on large tyres on vehicles. Surprisingly there has been no legal limit for any tyres but as from 1st February 2021 the maximum permitted age of front tyres on lorries and PSVs (buses,…Details
A report in the UK’s investigation of road traffic accidents has been published recently https://www.racfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/International_review_of-road_collision_investigation_approaches_Jeavons_Runacres_December_2020.pdf . It is an excellent review of the approaches taken by countries worldwide. This highly-readable report was written by Saul Jeavons and Adrian Runacres of Transafe Network ltd and highlights the considerable differences and investment into deaths per 100,000 inhabitants. …Details
I recently present a 2-day training course – the third I have presented for these forces. The course covered both theoretical and practical aspects of failures or damage to wheels & tyres (1st day), metals & metallic failures, light bulbs, and the reliability of instrument cluster readings (2nd day). Ironically ,I presented the course only…Details
The programme featuring the 2012 coach crash in Surrey in which the 19½ year old front nearside tyre burst was eventually transmitted as Series 5, Episode 5 (second item) . Parts of my interview were used concerning tread separation resulting from ageing. Keeping the focus on this accident and the resultant deaths meant that…Details
I was filmed at ITV’s Salford studios for inclusion in an episode of ‘Judge Rinder’s Crime Stories’. It is expected to be aired in September 2019 and it concerns the Merseypride Travel coach crash on the A3 in 2012 in which the front nearside tyre burst, causing the coach to veer off the road which…Details