Author: Tony Scotti

2020 ISDA Training Survey Results Part 2

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.

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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.”

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VEHICLE DYNAMICS AND PASSING

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.

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EPST Magazine

executive protection and secure transportation magazine

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.

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Dramatic Increase in Carjackings

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.

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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.

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