Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Tire

http://www.fastcoolcars.com/airless-tires.htm

For years now companies have been working on tires that don't use air to keep them in service. This tire by Michelin is at least five years old and is still not exactly standard equipment. This is a good example of technological changes that could have massive effects on police work.

How many times has a pursuit been stopped by a spike strip? Now imagine that tool is gone form us because of a new tire! Many times tires fall apart as a result of running over obstacles, and that too will often end a pursuit.

If we cannot rely on tire destruction what other options do we have to end pursuits? There is the Pitt Maneuver, ramming the rear of a car and spinning it out. Roadblocks, to will work, but the opportunity to use them is often limited. The time to look for options to stop suspect cars with this type of tire is now, before they are a problem; that's what the SGT Says.

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