Polk Audio in 2011 estimated that 40% of all vehicles have some type of event data recorder, “Black Box”. In today’s world this percentage is much higher that is why SRI has invested and keeps up to date the technology and hardware to image these onboard recording devices known as event data recorders.
The owner of SRI, Joey Stidham has been trained by the Institute of Police technology and management in imaging the event data recorder in vehicles. He is also well trained in analyzing data contained in the module as it relates to a traffic collision. Joey has a working knowledge of the factors that can validate and or invalidate the data contained in the modules.
The data contained in these event data recorders must always be used in conjunction with a scene reconstruction so the validity of the data in the event data recorder can compared to the Reconstruction findings which validates the data. Testing has proven when all factors influencing the event data recorders they have a 4% margin of error.