Driving in the Middle East

According to the U.S. State Department, motor-vehicle crashes - not terrorism or crime - are the No. 1 cause of death of Americans traveling abroad. Driving in environments similar to the Middle East can lead to serious issues. Duty of care requires some simple precautions. Before leaving for your trip, it is important to understand the laws and driving customs in the country … [Read more...]

Potholes

Those of us who live in winter-weather country are just emerging from record-setting snow and freezing temperatures. And now there’s a new problem to face: potholes. Thanks to this winter’s extreme freeze-and-thaw cycles, the spring of 2015 promises to be an epic pothole season. And that’s not good news for those providing secure transportation. Potholes are a matter of safety … [Read more...]

Cold Weather and Tire Pressure

The polar plunge that has chilled much of the nation does more than bring out ice scrapers and antifreeze. It can trigger a vehicle’s tire-pressure-monitoring system overnight, sending nervous drivers to dealers and service centers. For example, about 20 customers visited a Chevrolet dealership because their tire-pressure-warning icons were illuminated. Here's why a cold snap … [Read more...]

Line of Sight and Security Driving

We have all had the experience of driving on a major highway and running into stop and go traffic, the first thought you have is that there must be an accident just over the hill or around the bend. But when you get to the top of the hill or around the bend the traffic starts to flow and there is no accident – what caused the slowdown. Two things traffic volume and “line of … [Read more...]

THREE SECONDS TO SAFETY

This is an old booklet, written in the late 80’s by Tony Scotti on how to avoid vehicle attacks, specifically carjacking. The book was written when carjackings were prevalent. It was written as a marketing tool for a company that made shatter proof glass. It covers the ingredients necessary for a successful ambush, and what a driver can do to mitigate vehicle violence.  It … [Read more...]