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How to Drive in Dangerous Weather

How to Drive in Dangerous Weather

The best way to prevent accidents is to learn to recognize the hazards and train on how to prevent them from causing a tragedy.

November 16, 2018

AZ Chief Sends Officers to Driving School After Series of Minor Accidents
Harley Offers Free Riding Academy Motorcycle Training to First Responders
Video: Ford's "Drugged Driving Suit" Simulates Effects of Driving While High

Video: Ford's "Drugged Driving Suit" Simulates Effects of Driving While High

The folks at Ford know that sliding behind the wheel while under the influence of anything is a terrible idea, and the company is looking to drive that point home as part of its Ford Driving Skills for Life young-driver safety initiative. Henceforth, the program will include the use of a special suit designed to simulate the effects of a variety of drugs.

November 20, 2015

Ford's "Drugged Driving Suit" Simulates Effects of Driving While High

Ford's "Drugged Driving Suit" Simulates Effects of Driving While High

Like most everyone else who's ever driven a vehicle, the folks at Ford know that sliding behind the wheel while under the influence of anything is a terrible idea, and the company is looking to drive that point home as part of its Ford Driving Skills for Life young-driver safety initiative. Henceforth, the program will include the use of a special suit designed to simulate the effects of a variety of drugs, to show teens in a practical way that driving a vehicle in such a state is no joke. More...

November 20, 2015

PatrolSim Police Car Simulator

PatrolSim Police Car Simulator

The L-3 PatrolSim Police Car driving simulator can virtually put officers in the action before they hit the streets.

April 29, 2015

Virtual Driver Interactive Outreach Programs Promote Driver Safety

Virtual Driver Interactive Outreach Programs Promote Driver Safety

Virtual Driver Interactive, Inc. (VDI), provider of simulation training solutions for commercial and education applications, offers public safety lifesaving educational training products and programs: One Simple Decision and Virtual Hazard Detection.

March 10, 2015

SkidCar System Inc. Receives Award from ALERT International

SkidCar System Inc. Receives Award from ALERT International

SkidCar System, Inc. was honored with the Z-Man Achievement Award due to the company's ongoing pioneering efforts to educate and train law enforcement on the latest new generation vehicle technology, specifically Electronic Stability Control (ESC).

October 16, 2014

The Dangers of Distracted Driving

The Dangers of Distracted Driving

We have statutes in many states against distracted driving, including texting while driving, talking on a cell phone, and other technological multi-tasking. So given the prevalence of in-car computers in patrol cars and how they are often used by an officer who is driving, we have to ask if the rules governing distracted driving apply to police officers as well as the public.

May 22, 2013

Skidcar Introduces Skidbike for Police Motorcycle Trainers

Skidcar Hosts Driver Training Conference

This year's event will include a broader base that just those in the driver training industry, and will include representatives from law enforcement, fire, EMS, military, municipal fleets, and private driver training academies.

October 31, 2012

NY Troopers Get Electric Vehicle Training

New York State Police officials say troopers will be the first law enforcement officers in the nation to receive special training in responding to crashes involving electric vehicles.

October 29, 2012

Improving Officer Driving Skills

Improving Officer Driving Skills

Training is often a casualty of budget issues, and driver training usually doesn't rank as high on the priorities list as training in firearms and defensive tactics. But what activity do you engage in most while on duty? Unless you walk a beat, it's most likely driving.

May 1, 2012

Duty Dangers: Vehicle Pursuits

Duty Dangers: Vehicle Pursuits

Officers who underestimate a suspect's resolve to evade capture or overestimate their own limitations or those of the patrol car only enhance the dangers of vehicle pursuits. It's not just the lead unit in a pursuit that is imperiled. Upon hearing of a pursuit in progress, other officers may attempt to catch up and join the chase.

January 12, 2012

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