Article By - Joe Autera - Larry Side - and Tony Scotti - Below is an article that appeared in the New York Times, it is about the danger of 15 passenger vans. Many years back we conducted training for a government agency that used 15 passenger vans as escort vehicles. They escorted 18 Wheel armored trucks. (A future article) The equipment they carried in the vans made them top … [Read more...] about Vans – SUV’s – Armored Vehicles – and Training
In the late 80’s and early 90’s South America in general and Colombia in particular was not someplace you took the wife and kids for a vacation, and the Middle East was its usual pit of a place. Other than soccer Vehicle Attacks were the national pastime. The old Scotti School (like the present day Tony Scotti’s Vehicle Dynamics Institute) was roaming around those locations … [Read more...] about The First High Risk Driving Program?
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
During a recent training program, there was a student in attendance that I had trained 20 years in the past. He is still employed by the same pharmaceutical company; they have been sending their EP personal to us for more than 20 years. In that same class was a kid (He did not like me calling him “the kid”) - who over the past 30 years I have been working with his … [Read more...] about A Disturbing Trend
This all started a year and a half ago, as a platform to express my heightened sense of sarcasm (it happens when you get old). The Ramblings have taken on a life of their own, receiving many views and comments. Some of the comments have provoked lively discussions. This is the fourth set of ramblings. My Ramblings A quote from Theoretical Physicists Steve Hawkings - The … [Read more...] about Miscellaneous Ramblings of an Old Man Part Four