The Precision Immobilization Technique (PIT) maneuver is frequently used as a training tool in both police and protective driver training programs. With the advent of ESC and a Supreme Court decision concerning the PIT maneuvers. The International Security Driver Association (ISDA) has curated articles that can be of value to the EVOC and private trainers.
Listed below is a combination of new and old articles concerning the PIT maneuver and Electronic Stability Control (ESC), along with articles concerning the legal issues involved with the maneuver.
By far, the best report comes from the Portland Police Bureau’s Police Vehicle Operations training programs.
From the brief –
“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.”
The Society of Automotive Engineers has researched the PIT Maneuver but written in engineering language (Math). It is difficult to read but does have some good technical information.
The effects of Electronic Stability Control (ESC) on the Pursuit Intervention Technique. From January of 2016.
The Society of Automotive Engineers has researched the Precision Immobilization Technique, but it is written in engineering language (i.e., Math). It isn’t easy to read, but the research does have some good technical information.
A series of PIT Maneuver videos from PolicePursuit.org
A Supreme Court Ruling concerning the use of the PIT Maneuver
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