Be a Crash Test Investigator Materials

Below are the resources for the crash simulation part of the Road safety course. For lower school road safety work please see the BGE page of the website and click on the road safety section.

A photo of the set up in the assembly Hall. Obviously this can be adapted for your own use, or reflected for those who drive on the right.

Hope you find the materials useful and I’ll tidy them up as soon as I can. I’ve also a few more items to upload

Site Diagram

 car pedestrian plan

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IMG_9327 (Small)    Sourcing materials

tyre   Tyre Prints

Front cover image

 Pupil sheets pdf version

Pupil Sheets word version











Front Cover of HandoutRoyal Society Leaflet


Thanks to Julian Gillespie for producing a poster for the ASE Conference.

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Witness Statements

witness statements word version

witness statements pdf version


Signs SiS1 word version

Signs SiS1 pdf version


Worked Answers

Calculation carsA B[2] word version

Calculations pedestrian[2] word version

Calculations pedestrian[2] pdf

Results2 pdf

Animation of the Pedestrian and Car Collision
From 1:50 min you can see the whole thing in reverse!
Student Instructions for the collision between two cars

updated January 2020

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