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Officers learning more about ped accidents

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ORO VALLEY, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Parts of Oro valley are turning into a classroom for law enforcement officers. The officers have come from Pima County, California and as far as Dubai.

It's all part of a traffic reconstruction school for police officers. The school is being taught by members of Northwestern University Center for Public Safety Traffic Institute.

The focus of the week long course is pedestrian accidents. Tonight the officers were working on night distances. They looked at how far a pedestrian can be seen with low or high beam lights. Also if a pedestrian is wearing Dark clothing or reflective clothing, at what distance can they be seen clearly.

The officers use this information when they try to reconstruct a traffic accident.

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