Date: Tuesday, November 6th, 2012
Tim: 8:00am to 5:00pm
Location: The Orleans Hotel, 4500 West Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89103
In the near future when people hear the acronym ESC, it may be a reference to more than just the escape key on the keyboard of the computer. EVOC instructors could be talking about a safety feature installed in all new police cars and SUVs as of the 2012 model year. It is called the Electronic Stability Control System. An Electronic Stability Control system is a new safety technology designed to prevent rollovers and loss of traction by keeping your vehicle in contact with the ground during dangerous situations.
New 2012 police vehicles are here and the challenges that Public Safety Driving Instructors face are not getting any easier. Training with new driver safety technologies must be included in current curriculum. Depending upon the type of vehicle being driven, possible changes in driving habits could be necessary. When used in an EVOC environment where we know drivers and vehicles are often used beyond their limits, ESC can influence and change the expected outcome of driver inputs.
Accidents can certainly be prevented to a certain extent with an active safety system including ESC, Antilock Brakes and/or Traction Control systems. When a vehicle accompanied by ESC reads a complex situation such as curves or sudden swerves to avoid obstacles, it takes over and allows the driver a better chance to get through the situation, further improving the advantages of the Antilock Brake and Traction Control.
SKIDCAR System, Inc. now offers an ESC WORKSHOP which will bring an up-to-date understanding of Electronic Stability Control systems installed in all new Police Vehicles as of the model year 2012. Although each manufacturer has different detail operations of their ESC System, they all work within the same premise and are therefore exposed, explained, and understood within the workshop.
According to preliminary NLEOMF statistics, 2011 was the first year in many that vehicle accidents were not the main cause of fatalities in Law Enforcement. Better driver training and safer vehicles could be contributing factors. It is practical to assume that with the advent of ESC, the vehicle accident rate of Law Enforcement officers will continue to fall and be a major contributor to the “BELOW 100” initiative.