There may be a time when as a police officer you will have to drive fast. Driving fast in a straight line is not much of a problem, but life can get exciting real quick if, at high speeds, you have to stop or drive through a corner. Studies have shown that while cornering (or making an emergency maneuver), the average driver can use only 40 % to 55 % of the car’s capability. This does not mean they lose control; it means they can no longer put the vehicle where they want to put the vehicle.
Many departments report that the number of accidents while backing up is higher than other types of accidents. More often than not, this results in fender benders. Not dramatic accidents, but still annoying and expensive. Driving in reverse is deceptively hard and has no correlation to driving forward. There is a simple reason for that. […]
While driving if confronted with an emergency scenario, the driver’s reaction time can be the difference between success and failure. Although it is an important part of driving and driver training, reaction time is not easy to demonstrate. But there are exercises that can show the effect of reaction time on the decision-making process. The […]
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Also, I want to thank ALERT for inviting VDI to present at their conference. A special thanks goes to Travis Yates. Travis is one of the most knowledgeable driver trainers in the industry.
When you are driving on patrol, you are managing time and distance. We measure time and distance by using the car’s speedometer which indicates speed measured in miles per hour (mph), the time it takes to cover a given distance. It’s a natural unit of reference that everyone is familiar with in driving discussions. But for EVOC training it may not be the best reference for measuring time and distance.