Evasive & Security Driving
SPTF’s Evasive Driving Course (EDC) is a two day course. This course offers the ability to add on Surveillance Detection on day one (Monday) to upgrade to the Security Driving Course (SDC).
Class starts promptly at 8:00 am each day.
Monday is held at the Hampton Inn- Rt. 7 Winchester, VA (1204 Berryville Ave, Winchester, VA 22601)
Tuesday-Wednesday is held at our facility (201 Motorsports Park Circle, Summit Point, WV 25446)
Security Driving Course (SDC) Day 1 includes (can be taken as individual class):
Terrorist Operations & Surveillance Detection (Monday)
- Understand how terrorists/criminal organizations conduct surveillance
- Understand how the gathered information is used to plan an attack
- Focuses on case studies of attacks against individuals while in transit
- Conduct a map and physical route analysis to determine areas of vulnerability
- Procedures of how to make surveillance detection part of your daily lifestyle
Evasive Driving Day 1 (Tuesday)
- Fundamental Vehicle Control: Vehicle language, weight and traction transfer, the importance of proper eye location, body position, hand management, threshold braking, braking-in-turns, swerving to avoid objects, Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) and off-road recoveries. Students will also be taught the difference between over steer and under steer and how they are controlled by skid recovery.
- Backing Y & J Turns: Straight line backing and maneuvering around obstacles at high rates of speed in conjunction with Y and/or J Turns.
- Driver Down – Passenger Front Seat Driving: Demonstrates the skills to acquire, maintain control and escape an attack while operating the vehicle from the passenger seat.
- Technical/Street Line Driving: Fundamental Vehicle Control skills, vehicle dynamics, weight and traction control as well as dealing with adrenaline and stress management. Positively using “line theory” to accurately read and negotiate a road way at elevated speeds while adjusting their “line” for opposing traffic.
Evasive Driving Day 2 (Wednesday)
- Close Proximity Driving: Demonstrate the ability to maneuver the vehicle between moving objects in extremely congested areas using peripheral vision, without making physical contact.
- Precision Intervention Technique (PIT): Actual contact exercise using the vehicle as a weapon to immobilize an attacker.
- Barricade Breaching (RAM): Ram through a vehicle that has created a barricade blocking your path of travel.
- Attack Recognition: Studying historical cases of attacks and training to recognize indicators involving individuals while in transit. Understand mental mindset and situational awareness for quick decisions and the ability to execute an escape.
- Barricade Confrontations: Students will conduct multiple attack scenarios in the armored vehicle and be expected to execute an escape maneuver.
- Car Shoot Demonstration: Witness the shooting of a vehicle with some of the worlds most common military munitions. Key compartments will be targeted and perforation issues will be discussed.
- Sport Utility Vehicle Familiarization: Students will be challenged on Fundamental Vehicle Control skills by recognizing the differences of driver’s inputs and capabilities in a high-center of gravity SUV.
- Armored Vehicle Familiarization: (Additional option in registration. Extra cost per student applies.) Students will be challenged on Fundamental Vehicle Control skills by recognizing the differences of driver’s inputs and capabilities in a high-center of gravity Fully Armored Vehicle.
- Right-Hand Drive Familiarization: (Additional option in registration. Extra cost per student applies.) Students will be challenged on Fundamental Vehicle Control skills by recognizing the differences of driver’s inputs and capabilities in a high-center of gravity Right-hand Drive SUV.
- Improvised Explosive Device Vehicle Search: The familiarization of different types of improvised explosive devices that may be placed on or around a vehicle. Students will be given the task of conducting a search for explosive devices.
- Attack Scenarios: Students will participate and observe simulated vehicle attacks with the use of paintball, blank ammunition and roadside IED simulators.