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 shatterproof 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 corporate community and was used as a guide for vehicle safety. The booklet is not available at this time, but we will be reprinting it soon. Since the basic theory behind an ambush has not changed, the content of the booklet is still valid.
The original booklet was given to our clients. Our clients came back to us and asked for more copies to distribute to their executives, and from the book, we conducted seminars for their employees. A new edition of the booklet will be available to ISDA members.
The book covers the Color Code System that was originally developed for World War II combat pilots and later used by the late Jeff Cooper to teach awareness. In this system, the conditions of awareness are broken into four color codes: white, yellow, orange, red.
This is an excerpt from the book
Everyone has seen drivers who are clearly not aware of their surroundings. They drift over the center line or sail through stop signs. Scotti calls this the “comatose state”—people simply are not paying attention to what is going on around them. Most all of us drive in the white zone at one time or another. “Yet if an attack happens, or you are confronted with an accident-producing situation while in this state, it’s over,” Scotti says. “They win. You lose!”