Trooper Steve gives firsthand look at crash simulations

Trooper Steve attends 2023 Institute of Police Technology and Management Symposium on Traffic Safety

ORLANDO, Fla. – Central Florida this week hosted the Institute of Police Technology and Management Symposium on Traffic Safety, a four-day learning experience that focuses on emerging technology and innovative solutions used in both the crash, reconstruction and highway safety areas.

Crash investigators and traffic professionals from across the country attended to expand their knowledge by participating in breakout sessions and seminars, sharing that information with their peers.

These areas allow them to maximize their learning with hands-on activities with world-renowned experts, like this year’s keynote speaker Sheriff Mark Lamb from Arizona, and explore exhibitor halls.

Breakout sessions focus on subjects like crash investigation, reconstruction, DUI and traffic enforcement among other advanced level courses.

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During the first day of the symposium, investigators and crash reconstructionists crashed vehicles in real-time demonstrations in both to show the importance of new and existing safety equipment and data collection.

During part of this symposium, participants can watch real crash demonstrations and utilize some of the new technology and equipment that they have been shown at the location in a true hands-on experience.

This symposium is not open to the public and members must register through IPTM to be able to participate.

The event was originally scheduled for 10:30 a.m., but it was rescheduled last-minute to 1 p.m.

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About the Author:

Steven Montiero, better known as “Trooper Steve," joined the News 6 morning team as its Traffic Safety Expert in October 2017. A Central Florida native and decorated combat veteran, Montiero comes to the station following an eight-year assignment with the Florida Highway Patrol.