If there is one exercise that appears in most all EVOC programs it would be the slalom course. Driving through a slalom creates an abundance of teaching points, one of them is the effect of vehicle speed on the decision-making process. The following are some examples of how that can be accomplished.
No, this is not a bad joke! It turns into a discussion about vehicle dynamics, a rather interesting conversation about Sir Isaac Newton and his laws of physics.
In between bites of Calzone, we discussed the theories of vehicle dynamics, the laws of physics and how they can apply to modern day crime fighting, and driver training programs.
An article that appeared in the December issue of Tactics and Preparedness. The title is “High Performance Driving” but the article is more about defining and scientifically measuring driving skills. Some excerpts from the article: “If a driver can use 50 percent of the vehicle’s emergency maneuvering capability – they are considered an inexperienced driver. […]
As the title states, this is a research paper examining the effect of electronic stability control (ESC) on the PIT maneuver. The paper takes a scientific approach to examine the ESC/PIT question. In my opinion, it is an example of what can be accomplished when the science of driving is used as a learning tool. Kudos […]
During the coverage of the terrorist attack in San Bernardino, the National and International media flooded the airways with videos of tactical vehicles doing what they are designed to do – drive INTO the kill zone. This is a scenario that the security community may find unusual. Our job is to stay out of the […]