Jeffrey A. Kidd
Jeffrey A. Kidd began his law enforcement career with the Georgia State Patrol in 1988. In 1997 he was selected as one of the twenty “charter” members of the fatal traffic unit known as the Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team. Mr. Kidd progressed through the ranks, obtaining the rank of Sergeant in Valdosta and later transferred to manage the day-to-day operations of the Gainesville office. Mr. Kidd retired in September 2009 after 21 years of dedicated service and upon retirement had investigated over 3000 collisions, to include nearly 1500 fatal crashes. To date, Mr. Kidd has investigated/reconstructed in excess of 7000 collisions.
Mr. Kidd is a certified instructor and has taught in excess of 1400 course hours in the field of accident reconstruction in Georgia, Florida and Connecticut. He continues to teach annually through CLE’s to different organizations.
He is ACTAR certified and has been recognized as an Expert in accident reconstruction in State, Superior and Federal Courts of Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, Louisiana, North Dakota and Alabama. He has testified in well over 400 depositions and trial settings.
Mr. Kidd received certification to conduct Level I, II, III and the transportation of Haz-Mat inspections on commercial motor vehicle carriers and their drivers as dictated under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.
Mr. Kidd’s nearly 30 years of experience covers a wide spectrum of collision types to include commercial motor vehicles, passenger vehicles, rail, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, pedestrians, and bicycles. Expertise has also been gained with regards to vehicle mechanical failures, such as tire deficiencies, lamp on/off determinations, conspicuity, as well as compliance regarding the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (49 CFR). Mr. Kidd is knowledgeable of the standards required in the Manual on Uniformed Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) as well as roadway design, as described in American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO).