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. […]
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 […]
A video from the ALERT conference – My thoughts on police driving
Tony Scotti Talks EVO & ALERT International from ALERT International on Vimeo.
Also, I want to thank ALERT for inviting VDI to present at their conference. A special thanks goes to Travis Yates. Travis is one of the most knowledgeable driver trainers in the industry.
Time – Distance and Training
When you are driving on patrol, you are managing time and distance. We measure time and distance by using the car’s speedometer which indicates speed measured in miles per hour (mph), the time it takes to cover a given distance. It’s a natural unit of reference that everyone is familiar with in driving discussions. But for EVOC training it may not be the best reference for measuring time and distance.