Reconstruction of Pedestrian-Vehicle accidents – Determining of Vehicle Speed According to throw Distance Using Rec-Tec Platinum Program

Art. 01 – Vol. 21 – No. 1 – 2011

Cristian–Ion Stoian
Cosmin–Nicolae Andrei
Mabriond Auto SRL

Abstract: This article presents the main ecuations (validated at the world level) of the REC-TEC Platinium software subrutine (software dedicated to road accident reconstruction), used for computing the speed of a car at the moment of its impact with a pedestrian crossing the street.

Key Words: launch speed, throw distance, vault, coefficient of friction, brake deceleration.

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