The ISDA 2015 and preliminary data from the 2017 Executive/Security Vehicle Survey indicate a dramatic increase in the use of SUVs for Executive Transportation. The 2015 Survey also indicated that there had been a significant increase in the use of two car scenarios for Secure Transportation. Couple that data with the number of motorcade incidents […]
Changes in the weather conditions can challenge the most experienced Security Driver. These are some tips taken from my book Professional Driving Techniques.
According to the U.S. State Department, motor-vehicle crashes – not terrorism or crime – are the No. 1 cause of death of Americans traveling abroad. Driving in environments similar to the Middle East can lead to serious issues. A duty of care requires some simple precautions.
The recent video of a Secret Service Agent driving the Presidential Limo in reverse around Lime Rock Race Track took the social media by storm. According to some reports the video received 40 Million views. The majority of those viewing the video were under the impression that the video was real, but actually, it was an excellent animation. Truth be told, the first time I looked at it, I thought it was real.
The video did create many questions concerning the skills needed to drive in reverse.
So for those working in the Secure Transportation profession; some thoughts on backing up.
Here are some quick points on backing up when the objective is to escape the Kill Zone
First and foremost – WHAT IS NOT SECURITY DRIVING – a security driver IS NOT a person who attended an EP Training program and has a driver’s license. That does not define a Security Driver at best they are an EP Person with a driver’s license, and that is the best case scenario. Simply put, […]
The Friction Circle is a simple and graphic method of measuring a driver’s level of competence in any vehicle and in any scenario. Via an APP or on-board computer, the driver’s skill level can be measured and displayed in a graph. Using the Friction Circle as a Measure of Driver Competence A great deal of research […]