Roland J. Proulx, Jr.
3/10 to 3/12/05 NEW YORK STATEWIDE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT RECONSTRUCTION SOCIETY (NYSTARS) Conducted at IBM Research Center Yorktown, NY Perception Reaction Basics & Driver Response 24 - Hour Specialized Training Seminar – Focused on “human factors” as it relates to collisions and a driver’s emergency response. Presented examples of delays of perception and corresponding driver response during nighttime operation; response to various operator tasks, path intrusions, lane changes and lead vehicles actions; documenting lighting and response to traffic signals. Instructor Jeffrey W. Muttart of Eastern Connecticut State University and Accident Dynamics, recognized as a leading expert in the accident reconstruction industry in perception / reaction studies.
3/20/06 to 3/23/06 VISUAL STATEMENT INC., Kamloops, British Columbia. Conducted at Swansea Ambulance Corps, Swansea, MA. Basic & Advanced Diagramming – 3D Animation in Collision Reconstruction - Nikon NPL – 352 Total Station Set-up and Operation Training 32 – Hour Specialized Training Course – Instructed Accident Reconstructionists and Engineers in the use of the “Vista FX-2 Pro-Recon” drawing and 3D animation software used in collision reconstruction and crime scene diagramming. Training included creating scaled diagrams from “Smart Road” components, “Scene Wizard”, “Smart Scenes” and importing coordinates from a total station. Generated 2D and 3D diagrams of actual collision scenes and performed subsequent animations. Actual hands-on training was also provided in the set-up and operation of the Nikon 352 Total Station laser measuring device including scene mapping, prism and prismless method of measuring as well as downloading the collected data to the Vista FX-2 computer assisted drawing program. Instructed by ACTAR accredited Charles Odom, Assistant Chief of Police, Union City Georgia.
3/22/06 to 3/23/06 NATIONAL EXPERT WITNESS CONFERENCE, Falmouth, MA Conducted at the Four Points Sheraton, Hyannis, MA 15th Annual SEAK, Inc. National Expert Witness Conference 14 – Hour Specialized Training Conference – Deposition techniques; preparing for trial; testifying as an expert; using visuals and animations; teaching the judge, jury and counsel and management skills in order to become an more effective and credible expert witness. Included were presentations from judges, attorneys and renowned experts such as: Hon. Christopher J. Muse, Boston, MA; Hon. Joseph J. Maltese, New York, NY; Jeffrey H. Warren, PhD, PE, CSP Columbia, SC; Leslie Dae Johnson, PhD, Bridgewood, NJ; Michael M. Baden, MD, New York, NY and others.
3/31/06 NEW YORK STATEWIDE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT RECONSTRUCTION SOCIETY, INC., (NYSTARS), Mohegan Lake, New York Conducted at IBM’s Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY Critical Curve Speed Theory 8 – Hour Specialized Training Seminar – Presentation video and data in regards to the “Critical Curve Speed Theory” and “Friction on Contaminated Roads”; Critical Speed Yaw Analysis; tire marks and electronic stability control. Instructor Dr. Richard Lambourne of the Transport Research Laboratory LTD, London, England