Many training programs teach an exercise called Lines and Apexes. The goal of the exercise is to train the student to maximize their speed through a corner; from a vehicle dynamics viewpoint, that is a different skill set than operating a vehicle in a sudden emergency scenario.
The Precision Immobilization Technique (PIT) maneuver is frequently used as a training tool in both police and protective driver training programs. With the advent of ESC and a Supreme Court decision concerning the PIT maneuvers. The International Security Driver Association (ISDA) has curated articles that can be of value to the EVOC and private trainers.
There are no questions that there is a need for armored police vehicles, but we suggest caution when reading or listening to the marketing claims concerning the vehicles capability to stop rounds.
Last month Government Fleet Magazine interviewed two manufacturers of armored doors and side windows for police vehicles.
Vehicle Dynamics are two words that you tend to often see on websites and social media platforms dealing with driver training. It is my opinion that many providers take liberty with the definition of Vehicle Dynamics. This is not a criticism, but an observation.
Next Media is the company that created these animations. Their YouTube channel occasionally has animated vehicle ambushes. We recommend you subscribe to their channel. You can search their channel for other law enforcement related animations that can be used as training tools. Assassination Ambush’: St. Louis officer was targeted Gunman opens fire on patrol vehicle, […]