Crash Safety Research Center (CSRC), LLC is known for its scientific research related to driver, rider and pedestrian response (human response to traffic). We have conducted research in our laboratory, in the field, on a driving simulator and in the form of case study research in an effort to learn more about how drivers’ responses change in various circumstances. When asked to perform a case study, after a thorough analysis of a driver’s response, we compare the performance of the driver to the manner in which others have performed when faced with a similar situation. The case study is then used to further our research efforts in order to better understand the factors that change drivers’ responses. Armed with hundreds of research studies, and our own research, CSRC, LLC also provides education in crash cause analysis and human factors in traffic crashes.
With more than 20 years of experience, our crash reconstruction work has survived intense scrutiny during depositions, discussions and trials. Dr. Muttart has been recognized as an "Expert Witness" in Superior Courts in several states. This is primarily because Dr. Muttart believes (as does the U.S. Supreme Court in its rulings) that his opinions should be obtained using accepted scientific methods. To achieve this, we conduct independent research and obtain additional training on a yearly basis. Our integrity does not stop with establishing a proper scientific methodology for our conclusions. We also believe in giving our clients an honest assessment of how a collision occurred and a fair amount of work for their money.
In addition to a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the University of Massachusetts and a Master’s Degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of Hartford and many honors, awards, and professional society memberships, Dr. Muttart has authored 45 technical book chapters and scientific studies on traffic safety topics and has given more than 110 professional addresses throughout the world and seminars. Dr. Muttart is a member of several professional committees and organizations that promulgate safety standards and safety research. He has worked in virtually all sectors of traffic safety, including as a research associate in the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department at the University of Massachusetts, adjunct professor of psychology (at Eastern Connecticut State University), crash reconstruction (at Northwestern University Center for Public Safety), and as a police officer and as a safety consultant to government and private organizations. Dr. Muttart has also attended more than 80 training classes, seminars and conferences in the field of crash reconstruction (over 1,500 hours of training) and he is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction since 1992.
Dr. Muttart’s opinions have been frequently sought by reputable sources, such as The Washingtonian, The Boston Globe, U.S. News and World Reports, the Toronto Globe, as well as several other authors, publications, and media. Dr. Muttart is perhaps best known for his research that accurately modeled (predicted) driver response times of drivers who were involved in crashes and near crashes. Dr. Muttart also authored research related to driver training, and nighttime recognition.
Dr. Muttart earned his Doctorate in Mechanical & Industrial Engineering at University of Massachusetts Amherst in May of 2013. He has been the recipient of several prestigious academic awards including: the William S. & Dorothy G. Wallace Award for Outstanding Research, Graduate Research Award 2001-2002 from the University of Hartford and Research Assistantship in the Human Performance (Driving Simulator) Laboratory at the University of Massachusetts.
Dr. Muttart's crash reconstruction career began when he was assigned the title "Accident Investigative Reconstructionist" by the Groton Town Police in 1985. He is a fully accredited traffic accident reconstructionist, having passed both the written and practical portions of the eight-hour exam offered by the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction ACTAR.
Ph.D. Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, University of Massachusetts, 2013
M.S. Psychology, University of Hartford, 2002
B.A. Economics, Eastern Connecticut State University 1982
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Crash Safety Research Center (CSRC), LLC is known for its scientific research related to driver, rider and pedestrian response (human response to traffic). We have conducted research in our laboratory, in the field, on a driving simulator and in the form of case study research in an effort to learn more about how drivers’ responses change in various circumstances.