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November Meeting - Collision Investigation

Dec 5, 2017, 10:27 AM by Leon King
The Speaker at our November meeting was Simon Burgin, who is a serving police traffic officer and collision investigator for Cambridgeshire.

 The Speaker at our November meeting was Simon Burgin, who is a serving police traffic officer and collision investigator for Cambridgeshire.  
 His presentation was well attended and generated a great deal of interest and debate.  Simon covered all aspects of collision investigations including a detailed explanation of how the process is carried out on site and how new technology has speeded up the time it takes to complete.  In the past, many photographs had to be taken and measurements made by hand.  New laser scanning equipment creates a virtual 3d colour image of the whole scene with as few as three scans from different spots.
  Simon is a qualified drone operator and the drone can be used to take photographs and video from the air.  The new technology significantly speeds up time on scene gathering evidence and enables roads to be reopened more quickly.  His talk was illustrated with photographs and videos.  It was both fascinating but at times harrowing.  
  We hope that he will be able to come again during 2018 and share more of his knowledge and experience with us.

Leon King
Hon. Secretary
Peterborough and District Advanced Motorists
Group no. 7101
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