This is the cover of the original Police Driving Techniques book, written in 1988, and was the genesis for the present-day Driving Techniques book. The original book was written for the Law Enforcement community. Throughout the last 33 years, the book morphed into a driving book for the public.
The original book discussed Vehicle Dynamics for EVOC Instructors, High-Speed Driving, Pursuit, and Police Vehicles. The Laws of Physics have not changed in the past 33 years, so the science of driving remains the same, but I am sure we can all agree that cars have changed considerably. Also, in that time, there has been a great deal of research conducted and data collection that allows us to better understand how drivers make decisions.
Although never published, the book has been updated for internal use only. PDC will be sharing the updated info via its newsletter – The Dynamics of Driver Training.
New subjects include:
- Exercise Design
- Evaluating Driving Exercises
- Evaluating driver performance
- SUV’s as Training Vehicles
- Measuring student capability via instrumentation
- Student Testing and Evaluation
- Training Equipment
- Skid Pad Evaluation
- The Effect of Vehicle Characteristics on Training and Performance
- Training with high CG vehicles
- Electric Vehicles
- Hybrid Vehicles
- ADAS and Training
- Autonomous Vehicles
- ESC and Training