The February 23 Tiger Woods accident has created questions concerning the Event Data Recorder (EDR) and ownership of the data collected by the EDR.Read More
In this episode we are continuing with the results from the 2020 ISDA Training Survey.
The purpose of the Survey was to supply those looking to enter the profession and those who want to expand their education with data that assist with the decision-making process. Also, to help those who provide training to determine the best methods of reaching their potential audience.Read More
Last year the ISDA conducted an Executive Protection Security Driver Training Survey. Here are some of the results of the survey.Read More
Backing up is by far one of the most valuable driving skills for a Security Driver to acquire. If not taught correctly it can be dangerous.Read More
The Essence of Security Driving is Found in the Security Drivers Triangle.
The driver’s ability to avoid vehicle violence does not depend solely on their ability to control the vehicle. A driver is at the mercy of the environment and of the vehicle, they are driving.Read More
There are two words that are often used in the automotive industry and protective driver training vernacular the words are handling and cornering.
To get a better understanding of how the driver interacts with the vehicle requires understanding the difference between Handling and Cornering.Read More
Ensuring the passengers’ safety and security requires the driver to have the knowledge, skill, and experience to control the vehicle when confronted with an emergency. The emergency does not necessarily need to be a security scenario; it can often be an accident-producing situation.
As we have mentioned many times in the past, research and science define driving skill as the driver’s “ability” to use the vehicle’s “capability.”Read More
The ISDA’s Secure Transportation and Executive Protection Podcast is a convenient communication tool that increases your professional development.Read More
Passing the vehicle in front of you is one driving skill we often do but don’t give it much thought. Once you decide to pass a vehicle in an urban environment, realize, and remember that you and your car will be spending a good deal of time in the wrong lane.
To give you an idea of how much time and distance, consider this scenario. If you are traveling at 50 mph or 80KPH and passing the average sedan or SUV going 40 mph or 64 KPH, you will need about 10 seconds and 736 feet or 225 Meters to complete the pass safely.Read More
The International Security Driver Association (ISDA) Executive Protection and Secure Transportation Magazine (EPST) is one of the oldest Protective Services publications in the profession. The magazine has been read by Executive Protection and Secure Transportation practitioners from over 300 Fortune companies, security personnel for High-Net-Worth Families, Private Security Companies, and various Military/Government agencies through four decades.Read More
Statistically, driving the principal from point A to point B has been the highest risk the principal faces during their daily routine. A not so new risk needs to be added to that trip, and that is the dramatic increase, in fact, a staggering increase in carjackings in parts of the United States during the pandemic. Here is a couple of reasons why.Read More
On January 12 of 2009, as George was driving his principal to work, about 300 meters from their home, he was blocked in by two vehicles; both he and his principal were kidnapped. George was released by the kidnappers so that he could act as the messenger to the family. After paying the €30,000,000 euros ransom, his principal was released. George took part in the negotiations, the delivery of the ransom money, and his principal’s retrieving.Read More
As 2020 comes to a welcome end, we reflect on the effects COVID-19 had and look into its impact on the profession. There is no doubt that Covid-19 has changed Secure Transportation; the question remains: for 2021, how long the changes will last, and will those changes be permanent.Read More
The topic for this week’s episode is an outline of the assassination of Iranian Senior Nuclear Scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.
Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, dubbed the father of the Iranian nuclear program, held the rank of brigadier general in Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). According to intelligence reports, he was responsible for Iran’s development of nuclear warheads on ballistic missiles.
On Friday, November 27th, 2020, at 2:15 PM, Fakhrizadeh was ambushed while traveling in an armored Nissan Teana on a rural road in Absard.Read More
Understeer and Oversteer are terms used to explain vehicle characteristics, and they are important signals transmitted to you by the vehicle, it is how the vehicle communicates to you. It is the vehicle’s way of telling you what you should do next. In a nutshell, understeer and oversteer are the interrelationships of the front and rear ends of the car.Read More