A Message from Ralph Cunningham, Secretary

Welcome to the Web site for the International Association of Accident Reconstruction Specialists (IAARS). This organization was formed in 1980 and is believed to be the oldest of its kind dealing with collective experience in motor vehicle accident reconstruction. One of the unique features of IAARS participation is peer review of submitted material for acceptance at various levels of membership. This organization has continuously worked to provide professional training and education in accident reconstruction for members and non-members.

Please check our various pages, including the membership and requirements page, and consider whether you could benefit this organization and benefit from your association with it. We are always seeking qualified members from any country. If you have any questions, please contact me using the information provided at the bottom of this message.

Our 2017 joint conference with SCARS was held in Mt. Pleasant (Charleston), South Carolina, in July. The next SCARS seminar will be at the same location during the last week of July, 2018. The SCARS seminars are the most hospitable of any I’ve attended; please make every effort to be there. I also consider the SCARS seminars to be the best value in terms of knowledge and experience gained and camaraderie developed per dollar and time spent. The joint conference in Charleston will be the official IAARS conference for 2018. The 2018 conference should be the best ever. Please make plans to attend; I can’t imagine that you’ll be disappointed. Details are available at www.scarsrecon.org. Also, IAARS is sponsoring a Human Factors Seminar with Crash Safety Solutions (Dr. Jeff Muttart) in East Hampton, Connecticut, to occur during the last week in June 2018. Contact me at either email address shown below for more information about the Human Factors Seminar, or you can click here for our Web page with more information.

We have an agreement with SOAR that we can publish in their fine quarterly e-magazine, The SOARce, and have access to that Web-published document. If you have an article you would like to have printed in The SOARce, please submit it to me in Word or PowerPoint format at one of the email addresses shown below. We also offer a discount to our members for subscriptions to the excellent print magazine Collision. Our members who have email addresses now receive electronic copies of the Accident Reconstruction Journal included in membership dues.

Thank you for visiting our site. Please direct all correspondence and questions to me:

Ralph Cunningham, IAARS Secretary
1804 Thornhill Pass, SE
Conyers, GA 30013-6321


About Mr. Cunningham


Ralph Cunningham began his career in forensics in January of 1972 with a consulting engineering firm.  He now provides accident reconstruction and vehicle component failure analysis services as the sole employee of Ralph Cunningham, Inc., based in Conyers, Georgia.

His Web site is at www.RalphCunningham.net.

Email ralph.cunningham@att.net or