High threat driving is used for transporting goods , a dignitary or a principle through a very threatening environment .
My name is Keith Watts and I am a professional driving and racing coach as well as a military driver trainer .
And I am going to break down three driving techniques that can be used to safely flee or respond to a high threat situation .
AJ turn is a very useful technique when you have a full front block , but you do have the space to do the J turn behind you to do AJ turn properly .
You first need to come to a full and complete stop , get in a reverse back up at a moderate rate of speed , find the correct lane that you wanna do the maneuver , flick the wheel , grab drive and off .
You go in the opposite direction .
If you can't perform AJ turn because of traffic or you're in too tight of a confined space or a busy area .
A high speed reverse would be the next best thing backing a vehicle at high speed has to be done very smoothly .
Vehicles also don't break as well going in reverse but they want to turn extremely Well , so it's very important that the driver maintain a very smooth and controlled grip on the steering wheel .
A swerve maneuver would be useful if something fell off the back of a truck on the interstate , for example .
But in the high threat environment , it would be more along the lines with somebody pulling out in front of you to try to execute a front block .
A swerve maneuver is mostly about steering and avoiding the accident and less about actually slowing down or accelerating .
A driver should always avoid jerking the steering wheel or slamming the brakes or going to full throttle .
For example , one of the biggest misconceptions that I get after a student has actually performed this work maneuver is wow , cars really handle well , when in fact , it's the technique that's working a barricade breach would be a scenario where you don't have the time to back up or you can't back up .
You might even have multiple threats behind you , but you're already traveling in the forward direction and you make the , the choice and the decision to ram through or barricade breach the vehicle that's blocking your lane .
Barricade breach starts with making the decision that you're going forward and you're not stopping the second would be find the appropriate speed .
Speed has to be lower than say 40 miles an hour .
Otherwise , it's just going to be a big car crash .
Once that decision has been made , the speed has been set you get the alignment , your frame rail to their back wheel and you step on that gas as hard as you can and you knock that vehicle right out of the way .
These are just a few of the maneuvers military personnel could use in a high threat situation .
Some of the best advice that I ever got was just have situational awareness .
There's a lot of little pre attack indicators that happen , the flow of traffic people around you , watching the people on the side of the street .
What are their reactions ?
So the more you can keep your head on a swivel or really set yourself up for success .