The team will evaluate, diagram, photograph, and properly complete the CR-3 (Crash Report) for a mock crash scene. Students will interview all persons involved. Each team member will be responsible for specific duties. Teams must terminate their investigation and submit their CR-3 and photographs to the judge prior to the expiration of time. To provide students the opportunity to demonstrate investigative, diagramming/sketching, photographing, and documenting a crash scene; in compliance with the Texas Department of Transportation’s crash reporting requirements.
Competitors shall wear a uniform consistent with current standards in law enforcement patrol.
Competitors are required to provide the following materials for the duration of the competitive event. Additionally, no additional materials may be used that are not in the material list.
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Outdoor area large enough to accomodate a simulated crash scene.
|Point Based||Highest Score Wins|
Scoring Category 1 - Entering Scene
|Officers properly identify the victims||0||1|
|Officers properly identify the witnesses||0||1|
|Officers ask victims if medical attention is needed||0||1|
Scoring Category 2 - Gathering data
|Officers gather all pertinent information from people on scene||0||3|
|Officers gather all pertinent information from vehicles on scene||0||3|
|Officers properly match victims with each vehicle||0||3|
|Officers determine location of each victim in the vehicles||0||3|
|Officers determine if seat belts were worn by each victim in the vehicles||0||3|
Scoring Category 3 - Photographs
|A photograph that encompasses the entire crash scene||0||1|
|Photographs for each side of vehicle #1: front, both sides, and back||0||4|
|Two photographs of the damage to vehicle #1: 1 a few feet away, and 1 close up||0||2|
|Photographs for each side of vehicle #2: front, both sides, and back||0||4|
|Two photographs of the damage to vehicle #2: 1 a few feet away, and 1 close up||0||2|
Scoring Category 3 - Diagram/Sketch (located at back of CR-3)
|Measurements are properly taken and noted||0||1|
|All vehicles are placed in the sketch||0||1|
|Compass direction is noted on sketch||0||1|
Scoring Category 4 - Crash Report (CR-3)
|All applicable information is properly transcribed onto the CR-3||0||3|
|All vehicle information is properly transcribed onto the CR-3||0||3|
|All persons are properly transcribed onto the CR--3||0||3|
|Factors & Conditions are noted||0||3|
|Investigator's narrative opinion of what happened matches scene||0||3|
|Proper charge(s)/citation(s) noted||0||3|
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