The definition of busy

2, 8, 41 (3, 2, 1, 8 [4], 3) 4, 2, 13...Driving the Math with VDI I share this not to brag about VDI (well maybe a little bragging) but rather to make a point - While others put up posts about what they are GOING TO DO - VDI puts up a post about WHAT THEY DID. Those who have been to our courses know the phrase "driving the math" all too well. Here's a look at what that phrase means to the … [Read more...]

You’re the driving guys

A comment we hear often. But it is not what we (VDI) hear from our clients. In fact we conduct as many, and in some years, more custom training programs than we do our standard Protective Driving Programs. Due to the security conditions around the globe these custom programs are in high demand. These programs are designed to train EP personnel in the skills needed to keep their executives and … [Read more...]

Escaping The Kill Zone – What Is Good?

By Joe Autera - Larry Side - Tony Scotti A while back we wrote a small article titled “You Can’t Be Average”; the article got a great deal of response, and one of the most asked questions was - OK, when talking about driving and Escaping The Kill Zone, (ETKZ) if not “Average” then  “What is good”. To answer the question we go to the data VDI collects to test their vehicles and produce … [Read more...]

Mission Oriented Driving Skills (MODS) – Driving INTO The Kill Zone

During the coverage of the Marathon Bombings, the National and International media flooded the airways and print with video’s and pictures of tactical vehicles doing what they are designed to do - drive INTO the kill zone. This is a scenario the security community may find unusual. But there are SWAT Teams all over the world whose job requires them on a regular basis to drive into the kill zone. … [Read more...]

You Can’t Be Average

We (VDI) do a lot of research on driving - training - anything that will help us be better at what we do. While conducting the research we notice the word we see most often is “Average”. As an example the “average” driver needs 2.5 seconds to react to a problem. The “average” driver can use only 50 % of the vehicles cornering capability The “average” driver will use x feet to stop at x … [Read more...]