Human Factor Analysis

The reconstruction of traffic accidents often requires an assessment of what a reasonable and prudent driver would have done under the same or similar circumstances.  Traditional values for “normal” driver reaction times have often been applied to this analysis, based upon fairly limited research and a lack of standardized definitions of key human factors terminology.

Human factors research in recent years has progressed greatly through the application of realistic motor vehicle simulators, and real life video of traffic accidents as they occur.  Mr. Painter has taught human factors principles while on staff at the Traffic Institute, and has continued his professional education through training in day and night visibility, and human factors and driver response.  Numerous training classes are listed on Mr. Painter’s CV.  Mr. Painter has provided court qualified testimony regarding human factors issues.