Regardless of whether we’re talking about Security Driving specifically, or the protection profession in general, given the hours and demand placed on practitioners fatigued driving – and all of the risks it represents – is a legitimate occupational hazard. According to the National Sleep Foundation, some of the causes of fatigue are things which the […]
As many of our longstanding clients in the corporate, law enforcement and government/military sectors know, Tony Scotti’s Vehicle Dynamics Institute – more commonly known as VDI – is often called upon to test and evaluate the performance of various types of vehicles as well as aftermarket equipment that may impact that performance. Earlier this year VDI was approached by the manufacturer of a run flat device to independently run how well the device would perform in adverse conditions.
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Here are some neat little tricks that everyone, not just professional Security Drivers, can use to save time and keep the aggravation when dealing with sleet, snow, and slush and, regardless of any of that, that will help you in making sure the vehicle is ready to go at a moments notice. You can find them in the infographic below. (and, yes, we have tried them all, and they have all stood up to the legendary Karjackistan winters).
In many instances, driving at night is not out of the ordinary and in some cases, depending upon the Principal’s schedule, preferences or proclivities, is the norm. And while fatigue is always a concern when it comes to driving at night, there are other risks that the driver must consider and account for. In fact, while a combination of safety and security risks tends to make vehicle movements the highest risk endeavor a Principal and his or her protectors will engage in on any given day, movements which take place at night may present even greater risks than those which take place during daylight hours.
While there may not be anything “new” in this video – Charles and his pal Chris performed the remote hack mentioned in the video quite a while ago, and as he notes, once Chrysler was made aware of it the company promptly resolved that particular vulnerability on their particular vehicles – the level of control […]