The Mustang Mach E received much media attention for being the first Electric Vehicle (EV) to pass the Michigan State Police Test. We here, at PoliceDriver.Com, believe it is well deserved. It may be the first Police EV tested, but it will not be the last.
The effects of electronic stability control (ESC) on the Pursuit Intervention Technique.
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 […]
Bullets vs. Cars
The New York Firearms Unit, (NYFU), conducted ballistic performance tests on motor vehicles. This study was a continuation of a ballistic study done by Unit Chief Randy Smith and the Firearms Training Unit, (TRDG), several years ago. The results of these tests are of interest to the law enforcement community, and could affect the tactics […]
NHTSA opens investigation into Ford Explorer PI Brakes
Testing the Ford Police Interceptor Utility Vehicle
A while back we conducted a Vehicle Dynamics Training Program for a Law Enforcement Agency in Massachusetts. One of the training vehicles was a Ford Police Interceptor Utility Vehicle – SUV. Not that I am a skeptic BUT I never thought you would ever use the words Police Packed SUV and pursuit in the same […]