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Daniel G. Lee, Ph.D.
Director

Highway Traffic Safety Programs
Engineering Research Facility
2857 Jolly Road
Okemos, MI 48864

Phone: (517) 355-3270
E-Mail: leed@egr.msu.edu

Courses Taught:

  • Basic Accident Investigation
  • Technical Accident Investigation
  • Accident Reconstruction
  • Advanced Accident Reconstruction
  • Computer Accident Reconstruction

Recent Research:

  • ABS Brake Systems
  • Nighttime Visibility Factors Related to Accidents
  • Braking Ability of Large Trucks
  • Roadway Coefficient of Friction for Motorcycles

Interests:

Dr. Lee's research is primarily focused toward areas needed to develop, update and teach the Michigan State University series of accident investigation/reconstruction training programs. Currently, there are 18 different Accident Investigation training programs that cover very basic accident investigation techniques to advanced levels of using computer analysis to determine speed, principle direction of thrust, Delta V, damaged vehicle profiles etc. These courses are offered throughout the state of Michigan to police officers, traffic engineers, lawyers, reconstructionist, insurance representatives and other corporate entities.

Education:

Michigan State University: Ph.D., Higher Education Administration / Driver and Traffic Safety

Awards and Honors:

  • Outstanding Instructor of the Year Award presented by the North American Transportation Management Institute.

Selected Publications:

  • Police Traffic Accident Investigation 1 (Initial Investigations) Training Manual, with Donald M. Holmes, 114 pp., Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 1977.
  • Police Traffic Accident Investigation 2 (Follow-up Investigations) Training Manual, with Donald M. Holmes, 74 pp., Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 1979.
  • Police Traffic Accident Investigation 8 (Motorcycle, Moped and Bicycle Accident Investigation) Training Manual, with Donald M. Holmes, 60 pp., Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 1987.
  • Police Traffic Accident Investigation 9 (Traffic Accident Reconstruction) Training Manual, with Donald M. Holmes, 100 pp., Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 1985
Phone: (517) 355-5107 Fax: (517) 432-1827 E-mail: cee@egr.msu.edu
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Michigan State University
Engineering Building
428 S. Shaw Lane, Room 3546
East Lansing, MI 48824