One of the advantages of age – and so far the only advantage I have found – is that I have been a witness to some of the events that changed the way the industry works and trains. These were “game-changing incidents”–vehicle attacks that rewrote the rules for close protection and security driving.Read More
When a vehicle is approaching its limit of adhesion, a driver has two conflicting signals. The first signal is the steering wheel getting light, which means that it requires less effort to increase steering input (turn the steering wheel). The reason for this is that the adhesion the tire makes with the road is getting increasingly smaller – quickly.
The second signal is the vehicle load the driver feels at the back of the seat (their butt), which at the limit of adhesion is high.Read More
Armored Vehicle Basics – Part One is a short presentation of an upcoming online learning course that will cover Armored Vehicles.Read More
This is an excerpt Transportation Security White Paper I wrote in 1979. The paper was written for the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and…Read More
First and foremost – WHAT IS NOT SECURITY DRIVING – a security driver IS NOT a person who attended an EP Training program and has…Read More
If an individual has an average occupation, my guess would be they can survive having average skills. But as a member of the protection profession, you…Read More
The following is an excerpt from the results of 2015 ISDA Security Vehicle/Secure Transportation Survey. One of the questions asked in the survey was –…Read More
If you enjoy reading and are involved in the profession, ISDA Member Tom Taylor supplies you with a great reading and learning experience. Tom as authored a series of novels based on the EP profession. Tom takes the day to day tasks of a protection team and turns them into a page turning work of fiction. All of Tom’s novels are executive protection handbooks, masquerading as novels. We (ISDA) are a bit prejudice, but in our minds Tom’s novels are better than many EP books.
EP Novels By Tom TaylorRead More
Just got this news article from Frank Gallagher, it is something that Frank, Joe Autera and I have been talking about for a long time. State…Read More
A consumer report article begins with the sentence, “In a striking example of the law of unintended consequences, a popular automotive convenience feature, push-button start,…Read More
The following are the results of a survey sent in 2015 to ISDA Members, and Secure Transportation practitioners. The survey was also posted in selected Social Media Groups. A similar survey was conducted in 2013, and when applicable, a comparison will be made to the 2013 survey.Read More
In August 2015, Mark graduated from the US Army Sergeants Major Academy, and recently Mark was notified that he was selected for the Command Sergeants…Read More
This part two of a post that originated on LinkedIn in October of 2015. The title of the post was “Does Security Driving have anything…Read More
Many security drivers drive in the morning sunrise and the evening sunset. Blinding glare from a low sun or bright light reflecting off snow, puddles,…Read More