Passing the vehicle in front of you is one of those things we often do but don’t give much thought. On an urban road, that slow driver in front of you may be problematic – BUT – once the decision has been made to pass a vehicle in an urban environment, realize and remember that […]
The First High-Risk Driving Program?
In the late 80’s and early 90’s South America in general, and Colombia in particular, was not someplace you took the wife and kids for a vacation. The Middle East was its usual pit of a place.
Other than soccer, vehicle attacks were the national pastime. The old Scotti School (like the present day Vehicle Dynamics Institute (VDI) was roaming around those locations conducting training on a regular basis. Executives working in those areas were driving in two and sometimes three car motorcades. Lead and backup vehicles had shooters. So the question was raised, “Do you guys do shooting?”.
Over Driving Your Headlights
Over-driving your headlights is defined as – A scenario where the driver is moving at a rate of speed that their stopping distance is farther than they can see with their headlights. This creates a dangerous driving environment.
Training Outside the Comfort Zone
The Comfort Zone can be explained as a combination of speed, steering and/or braking where the vehicle reacts as the driver expects it to. But in an emergency scenario, the driver will be required to leave their comfort zone and enter what can be called the Red Zone. The Red Zone is a combination of […]
Commentary Driving: A Viable Training Method
As an EVOC instructor who sat in the passenger seat on some of the busiest roadways on earth (the streets & highways of New York City) with some of the most inexperienced drivers (urban kids who travelled by subways their whole lives), knowing just what your student driver is doing would be a big relief. […]