IPTM’s annual Symposium on Traffic Safety will focus on the emerging technology and innovative solutions being utilized in both the crash reconstruction and highway safety fields. This event combines our two biggest conferences – Special Problems in Traffic Crash Reconstruction and the Symposium on Impaired Driving Enforcement into a four-day intensive learning experience, where you can:

  • Join more than 400 traffic crash/homicide investigation and DUI/DRE professionals from across the country
  • Expand your knowledge by choosing from crash and/or DUI breakout sessions
  • Maximize your learning with hands-on activities with world-renowned experts
  • Explore the exhibitor hall for some of the industry’s most advanced products and services

Keynote Speakers

    Jay Rifenbary

    No Excuses! Incorporating Core Values, Accountability and Balance into Your Life and Career
    Rifenbary, a former qualified airborne ranger, military commander and international best-selling author, now travels the world speaking on values and leadership. 

    Sheriff John Whetsel

    Traffic Safety. It's a Matter of Life and Death.
    He lost his family to an impaired driver. Now, after leading one of the nation’s most progressive traffic safety agencies for six terms, Sheriff Whetsel travels the country promoting the role that all of us have in making our roads safer.


Conference Highlights

  • Two Concurrent Tracks (Select sessions from both tracks!)
    Crash Investigation/Reconstruction and DUI/Traffic Enforcement
  • 80+ sessions and 40 speakers
  • Two keynote speakers/general sessions
  • Live instrumented crash testing - sponsored by RIEGL
  • Hands-on impaired driving activities 
  • Exhibit hall, showcasing the latest products and services for traffic safety
  • Approved for 26 ACTAR CEUs
  • Monday Night Welcome Reception
  • Free ACTAR Prep course before the conference
  • Six optional training programs and ACTAR Exam offered on Friday, May 25
    • Problem Solving Strategies and Time-Distance Analysis*
    • Tire Forensics and Crash Reconstruction*
      *8 ACTAR CEUs
    • ACTAR Exam
    • DRE Recertification
    • DWI Detection and SFST Refresher
    • DWI Detection and SFST Instructor Update
    • Marijuana Impaired Driving Detection for Law Enforcement

Pre-Conference ACTAR Prep: Sunday, May 20

Symposium attendees can can attend a free 8-hour ACTAR Exam Prep
class on Sunday before the conference. The class will prepare trained
reconstructionists to pass the ACTAR exam.

Topics Include:

  • Airborne Equations and Problems
  • Kinetic Energy Equations and Problems
  • Momentum Equations and Problems
  • Photography
  • Time-Distance Equations and Problems
  • Vehicle Evidence/Roadway Evidence Questions
  • Trick questions you may encounter
  • How to successfully complete the second part of the ACTAR Exam
    (departure angles, approach angles, PDOF and more)

The training is provided by Rich Consulting LLC. Reserve your seat today!

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Post-Conference Training*: Friday, May 25

DUI/Traffic Enforcement:
  • DRE Recertification Training** 
  • DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST)
  • DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST)
    Instructor Update**
  • Marijuana Impaired Driving Detection for Law Enforcement**
Crash Investigation/Reconstruction: 
  • ACTAR Exam
  • Problem Solving Strategies and Time Distance Analysis
    Nate Shigemura (8 ACTAR CEUs)
  • Tire Forensics and Crash Reconstruction 
    T.J. Tennent (8 ACTAR CEUs)

*May require separate registration fee. 
**Grant funding available for qualified Florida law enforcement professionals.

       Friday Information     

Feedback from 2017 Symposium Attendees

It was the best symposium by far. Being a specialist in both DUI and THI fields it was very beneficial to have the option to attend either type of session. Definitely continue combining symposiums.
I think it is very cost effective for our agency. Instead of paying to send deputies to two separate conferences, we are able to just pay for one conference.
I thought it was very beneficial considering many of our THI investigations involve DUI drivers.
It was a great idea! Gave me a ton of new training in traffic reconstruction topics that will be helpful for court.
It was good to have the two different tracks and you didn't have to stay with one track. It was also good to have both DUI/DRE and THI officers attend one conference as they do work as a team on investigations where impaired driving is involved.

Conference Location 

Doubletree by Hilton (At the Entrance to Universal Orlando)

5780 Major Blvd. | Orlando, Florida 32819
Phone: (800) 222-8733

Conference Fee 


Lodging Information

DoubleTree by Hilton

Group Rate: $121 per night (Rate expires May 1)
Daily Parking (guest/non-guest): $13 (unlimited in and out privileges)

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IPTM has not contracted with any organization to provide discounted hotel reservations. Please make reservations with the DoubleTree using the customized link above or by calling the hotel directly.

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