Survival Driving: Staying Alive on the World's Most Dangerous Roads, Second Edition was written to inform and protect: to keep people alive by making them more situationally aware.
Any person is a potential target, either from a criminal or a terrorist threat, depending on your profession and the type of environment you live and work in. Driving is the most important part of a person's security program, whether the person is traveling alone or the executive being moved by his or her security detail. The book is written in plain, easy to understand language providing straight-forward guidance that outlines tools to ensure security whenever in transit in a vehicle. This includes making themselves a hard target in order to avoid attack.
While most terrorist or criminal attacks are difficult to predict, the majority of attacks take place when a person is in transit. By providing tools such as rout analysis, identifying choke points, learning where safe havens are located along a route, individuals are able to predict the places that are most vulnerable, and take steps to ensure safety. VIPs, executives, those working in-or traveling to-volatile regions of the world, and those hired to protect such individuals will equally learn how to detect surveillance when it is targeted against them, when they are the potential target. Failing this, the book also provides the tools a person needs to break contact and escape when an attack against them while moving in their vehicle occurs.
The book covers basic and advanced driving skills and instructs on how to best understand the transport vehicle and its capabilities.
Instructs readers on how to recognize and anticipate potential attack sites during movement
Illustrates how to properly maintain a vehicle at peak performance in different environments so it will work as required when needed
Describes vehicle dynamics and, specifically, how a vehicle can be used as a tool to protect, and aid escape, when under attack
Outlines the ways individuals can become more situationally aware in their movements
Maps out key security driving elements such as steering, braking, vehicle dynamics, and evasive maneuvers to escape amidst a threat
By raising situational awareness, increasing knowledge of the attack cycle, and outlining the nature of threats, Survival Driving can transform any reader from a soft target to an informed hard target who threat actors will want to avoid.
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Robert H. Deatherage Jr. (Bob) spent over 22 years in the US Military, serving in both the US
Marine Corps and US Army Special Forces, and working in several different positions and groups.
He retired as the Non-commissioned Officer in Charge of the Antiterrorism Training Detachment,
D company 2nd Battalion 1st Special Warfare Training Group. Since retirement, he has worked as
a Security Manager for international construction companies in Iraq, Israel, the West Bank, and
Gaza. He has also worked as a DOD contractor with assignment to the DEA in Afghanistan, and
as a Corporate Security Tactics Manager in the commercial Nuclear Industry, overseeing security
at multiple commercial nuclear power plants. He currently works as a consultant in the security
industry and still conducts training seminars for the Military, including Special Operations units,
Civilian Law Enforcement organizations throughout the United States on a wide variety of subjects
in Antiterrorism, Defensive Driving, Security, and PSD operations. Bob has a Master's in
Business and Organizational Security Management.
About the Author ix
Chapter 1 Who Is a Target?
Chapter 2 The Weakest Link
Chapter 3 Route Analysis
Chapter 4 How to Overcome Induced Panic and "Fight or Flight"
Chapter 5 Awareness
Chapter 6 Attack Recognition
Chapter 7 Surveillance Detection
Chapter 8 Your Vehicle
Chapter 9 Issues with Smart Vehicles
Chapter 10 Vehicle Occupant Responsibilities
Chapter 11 Driving Basics
Chapter 12 Vehicle Dynamics
Chapter 13 Vehicle Evasion Maneuvers
Chapter 14 Attack Scenarios
Chapter 15 Motorcade Operations
Chapter 16 Vehicle Bomb Searches
Chapter 17 Case Studies of Actual Vehicle Attacks
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