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 … [Read more...] about Escaping The Kill Zone – What Is Good?
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 … [Read more...] about Mission Oriented Driving Skills (MODS) – Driving INTO The Kill Zone
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 … [Read more...] about You Can’t Be Average
On December 6 of 2003 Ambassador L. Paul Bremer, the presidential envoy, who had been chosen to oversee the rebuilding of Iraq was ambushed in his vehicle. This is a first person account of the attack told by the person who was responsible for his protection December 6, 2003 As Ambassador Bremer came out of his meeting with Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld and Abdul Aziz … [Read more...] about A First Person Account of a Vehicle Ambush – by Frank Gallagher
Dan’s Bio, and contact info appear at the end of the article Most of us remember being taught in driver’s education class to keep up a continuous check in our mirrors and to keep our eyes moving and our head on a swivel. Jet fighter pilots are taught in much the same manner, to keep the eyes constantly moving from the instruments, to the horizon, to the sky around them. … [Read more...] about Motion Induced Blindness – The visual phenomena that kills – By Dan Flowers