Changes in the weather conditions can challenge the most experienced Security Driver. These are some tips taken from my book Professional Driving Techniques.
An article that appeared in the December issue of Tactics and Preparedness. The title is “High Performance Driving” but is more about defining and scientifically measuring driving skills. The contents of the article will be familiar to ISDA Certificate Holders and VDI graduates.
ISDA’s philosophy is that driving is a science. This is a series of videos that explain the basics of vehicle dynamics and driving – although meant for the racing community the videos apply to anyone with an interest in driving.
Make sure you are going at the same speed as the traffic you are merging with before you hit the point at which the ramp merges with the highway. This is very important so that those coming up behind you on the highway do not hit you from behind. Look at the highway traffic flow […]
The first thing we need to know is that brakes don’t stop cars. Brakes stop wheels from rolling. The friction of the tires against the road surface stops of the car. Most drivers realize that the higher the car’s speed, the more distance required to stop. What is surprising to many drivers is how much […]
According to the National Highway Traffic Administration driver distractions are the leading cause of most vehicle crashes and near-crashes. A study released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI), stated that 80% of crashes and 65% of near-crashes involve some form of driver distraction. Transportation Secretary Ray […]