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Calcuating Forces in car crashes

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What force is required to stop a car weighing 3000 lbs. and going 40 mph in one foot? What forces will be exerted on a driver…with and without a seatbelt? To answer these questions in a courtroom, attorney’s bring in accident reconstructionists with long years of training in their field.

However, an online site can aide an attorney in estimating the forces of a car crash by simply inputting inti a search engine the weight of the car, the speed of the car, and the distance in which the car stopped after impact.

Another recent find on the web, from the National Center for Statistics and Analysis, is a treasure trove of information on both car crashes and motorcycle crashes.