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March 5, 2020 at Lincoln Law School
384 S. Second Street, San Jose, CA
12 Noon to 1:15 p.m.

Presenter: Robert Snook, Certified Accident Reconstructionist                            
Mr. Snook retired from the California Highway Patrol following a distinguished 30-year career in law enforcement. At the time of his retirement, Mr. Snook was the Sergeant / Team Leader of the CHP’s Valley Division Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team (MAIT). He has testified as an expert in all facets of collision and crime scene reconstruction, staged collisions, and officer involved shootings.

Inside Automotive Event Data Recorders

The 1.5-hour presentation will include a brief history of Event Data Recorders (EDRs), the various modules motor vehicles have that record collision-related data, and the equipment necessary to obtain the information properly and accurately. 

  • Are you aware that EDR’s can capture information even if the airbags don’t deploy? 
  • Do you know how long the data remains in the EDR’s memory or if it can be manipulated or erased? 

These and other questions will be answered as we discuss the truths and myths surrounding EDR’s and the proper terminology used in association with EDR technology. 

The attendee will be provided tips on knowing what to look for in EDR data outputs and being able to tell if the report you receive from law enforcement or an opposing expert is the complete, uncorrupted file.

The presentation will end with actual case studies to highlight this often-overlooked goldmine of information.

This activity is approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California. This program qualifies for one hour of General MCLE credit. SCCTLA is a certified provider. Provider #3376.