The objective of surveillance detection is to read these signals and take action to prevent an incident. Pre-incident indicators, no matter how many or how often, must be detected and acted on. Unfortunately, many times they are ignored.Read More
Over the years, feedback from former students indicates that the “Lane Change” exercise is one of the most important, if not the most important exercise, in a protective driving program. The comment we heard often is that the Lane Change instills life-saving skills.
The old Scotti School and now VDI call it the Lane Change exercise, but it has different names depending on the training provider. Names like – Evasive Maneuver, Accident Avoidance, or Swerve to Avoid. No matter the exercise’s name, they all have the same basic characteristics that are essential to all Protective Driving training programs.Read More
The topic for this week’s episode is a basic outline of the effects of the Vehicle Center of Gravity, Tires, and Run Flats on an Armored Vehicle.Read More
This is not meant to be the definitive guide to purchasing an armored vehicle. It is more to supply basic knowledge that can assist in the decision-making process.Read More
In this week’s Executive Protection and Secure Transportation Podcast, we are talking about the science of braking.Read More
In this week’s episode, the topic is Payload – one of the five vehicle characteristics that affect the principal and passengers’ safety and security.Read More
In this week’s episode we will cover a range of tire topics. Specifically tire pressure, the tire contact patch, and armored vehicles and tires.Read More
On various social media outlets, news reports – vehicle ads – some have touted driverless vehicles. They are going as far as to say that driverless vehicles will soon be here. Some in the security community have asked will Autonomous vehicles eliminate the security driver profession – no, not really.Read More
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