Secure Transportation News for October 2021

Fall Driving Safety Tips

As we near peak fall colors in Boston and at the tail end of a wet and windy nor’easter, we want to remind you of the dangers of leaves on the roads.

Wet leaves can increase the stopping distance of your vehicle due to the wax coating on fallen leaves, which causes leaves to repel water or slide on the surface of the road. This creates conditions of poor traction, just like in ice or snow, the leaves can cause your wheels to lose traction and slip even after you’ve braked.

Leaves also can obscure traffic lines and other pavement markings, making driving in unfamiliar areas particularly difficult.

Here are a few fall driving tips

  • Increase your following distance when in an area with wet leaves on the road
  • Check your tires tread depth, shallow tread grooves make it harder to control the vehicle in wet weather
  • When driving in bad weather the best advice is to slow down
  • On frosty mornings, pay attention to shaded areas on roadways where icy spots can form.

News and Other Items of Interest

ICYMI – ISDA Roadmap Checklist – Free Download
The International Security Driver Association (ISDA) understands that for many practitioners, finding a career path or advancing their career is the most challenging task they face. Many have the desire and passion for succeeding in the profession, but to have a successful career requires a plan, a roadmap. A few years back, ISDA created the Protective Services Roadmap Checklist. The ISDA Roadmap Checklist consists of 19 checkpoints separated into three stages: Planning for Your Success, Growing Your Success, and Managing and Enhancing Your Success. Read more
ICYMI – ISDA Roadmap Checklist – Free Download
The International Security Driver Association (ISDA) understands that for many practitioners, finding a career path or advancing their career is the most challenging task they face. Many have the desire and passion for succeeding in the profession, but to have a successful career requires a plan, a roadmap. A few years back, ISDA created the Protective Services Roadmap Checklist. The ISDA Roadmap Checklist consists of 19 checkpoints separated into three stages: Planning for Your Success, Growing Your Success, and Managing and Enhancing Your Success. Read more
Armored Vehicles Podcast Series
The Executive Protection and Executive Protection podcast is provided by the International Security Driver Association. Every week we share secure transportation and executive protection headlines, news, trends, and educational content for today’s practitioners. The following is a list of recent podcasts episodes focused on Armored Vehicles. Each link will take you to the accompanying blog post for each episode, where you can listen to the podcast. We also provide links to further your knowledge on the topics we discussed. Read more
Armored Vehicles Podcast Series
The Executive Protection and Executive Protection podcast is provided by the International Security Driver Association. Every week we share secure transportation and executive protection headlines, news, trends, and educational content for today’s practitioners. The following is a list of recent podcasts episodes focused on Armored Vehicles. Each link will take you to the accompanying blog post for each episode, where you can listen to the podcast. We also provide links to further your knowledge on the topics we discussed. Read more
Certification in Executive Protection
Two topics of discussion that can dominate social media are certification and the state of training in the executive protection and secure transportation industry. In reality, certification and training are inseparable. There is a need for standardization in the Executive Protection profession. Read more
Certification in Executive Protection
Two topics of discussion that can dominate social media are certification and the state of training in the executive protection and secure transportation industry. In reality, certification and training are inseparable. There is a need for standardization in the Executive Protection profession. Read more
Executive Protection Professionals Core Competencies Survey Report | University of Nebraska Public Policy Center
Abdel-Monem, T., Bulling, D., Jones, J., Schiwart, M., Tobin, C. (2020). The ASIS Executive Protection Council is working towards creating standardization in the Executive Protection Profession. Working with the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center (NUPPC), the ASIS Executive Protection Council is working to identify and describe the core competencies for the field of executive protection.
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Executive Protection Professionals Core Competencies Survey Report | University of Nebraska Public Policy Center
Abdel-Monem, T., Bulling, D., Jones, J., Schiwart, M., Tobin, C. (2020). The ASIS Executive Protection Council is working towards creating standardization in the Executive Protection Profession. Working with the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center (NUPPC), the ASIS Executive Protection Council is working to identify and describe the core competencies for the field of executive protection.
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Gavin de Becker & Associates (GDBA) on LinkedIn: Though every location contains inherent advantages and disadvantages
GDBA created a survey in LinkedIn that asked the question: “The book “Just 2 Seconds” studies more than 600 actual attacks on Public Figures. Where do you think most attacks on public figures occur?” If you have read the book, and if you haven’t, you should, I think you know what the answer is. ISDA will add another question: How much of your training time is spent on mitigating the principal’s highest safety and security risk?
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Gavin de Becker & Associates (GDBA) on LinkedIn: Though every location contains inherent advantages and disadvantages
GDBA created a survey in LinkedIn that asked the question: “The book “Just 2 Seconds” studies more than 600 actual attacks on Public Figures. Where do you think most attacks on public figures occur?” If you have read the book, and if you haven’t, you should, I think you know what the answer is. ISDA will add another question: How much of your training time is spent on mitigating the principal’s highest safety and security risk?
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How Putin’s Bodyguards Operate
Good article with a lot of insight on Putin’s protective detail. From the article, “Finally, the heavy part of the unit travels with the president’s cortege in armored vans (extreme driving is also a required skill for most of the president’s security).”
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How Putin’s Bodyguards Operate
Good article with a lot of insight on Putin’s protective detail. From the article, “Finally, the heavy part of the unit travels with the president’s cortege in armored vans (extreme driving is also a required skill for most of the president’s security).”
Read more
ISDA Store – SecurityDriver.Com
If you’re interested in purchasing ISDA Merchandise – hats, t-shirts, sweatshirts, etc.
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ISDA Store – SecurityDriver.Com
If you’re interested in purchasing ISDA Merchandise – hats, t-shirts, sweatshirts, etc.
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