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 to all involved.
Excerpts from the paper
“This study examined the effects of electronic stability control (ESC) on the Pursuit Intervention Technique.
The Pursuit Intervention Technique is a maneuver used by law enforcement to rotate and bring a pursued vehicle to a subsequent stop. As electronic stability control systems have become integrated into standard vehicle technology, questions have emerged among researchers and practitioners of law enforcement regarding the impact of these technologies on this technique.
To date, a few formal and informal studies have been conducted to examine the impact of the electronic stability control technology on the Pursuit Intervention Technique. This study builds upon this previous research and specifically explores questions related to the technique required for conducting this maneuver on a vehicle with ESC. This information is utilized for enhancing the Portland Police Bureau’s Police Vehicle Operations training programs.”