60% of ‘Mishaps’ Involving U.S. Armored Vehicles Overseas Were Preventable

State Dept.: 60% of ‘Mishaps’ Involving U.S. Armored Vehicles Overseas Were Preventable

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This is not only a problem for the State Department overseas; it is a problem for all practitioners that use Armored Vehicles. 

More companies are using Armored Vehicles. In 2019 the number of participants using armored vehicles jumped to thirty-six percent. That number is more than double the amount reported in the last survey (2017) and thirteen percent from the highest usage (2015). From recent ISDA Post

The Use of Armored Vehicles in Protective Services – From the 2019 Executive Vehicle Survey

Another indication of the increased use of Armored Vehicles is the number of students attending the VDI Armored Vehicle course has increased dramatically. As the report mentions, the problem is the drivers. We (ISDA and VDI) have authored many white papers on this and similar subjects for our members and clients.

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