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 became popular with the … [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...]

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...]

A Change for SecurityDriver.Com

SecurityDriver.Com (SD.C) is one of the oldest web sites in the security industry. For close to 20 years SD.C has been a source of information to the protective services industry. Soon we will be changing the SD.C format, and in a short while we will be introducing a new industry association accompanied by a new web site, more on that later. Many of the articles on SD.C will be removed, but for … [Read more...]

Security Driving and Electronic Stability Control

As of this year all vehicles must have Electronic Stability Control (ESC). ESC is a computer that takes over control of the vehicle when the vehicles path is not what the driver intended it to be. For those of us who have lost control of a car, we know that it's that first twitch of the car that tells us that we are about to have an exciting experience. That twitch is information the car is … [Read more...]