Topic: Mobility, Automobile
Instructor/System: VDI is a specialty driving school headquartered in Englishtown, New Jersey, USA, but which also conducts mobile trainings worldwide and has some number of global affiliates teaching their methods. VDI was founded by Tony Scotti and is now run by Joe Autera — two recognizable names in the security / executive protection field. Per VDI, Scotti developed the VDI methodologies in the 70s in Bogota, Colombia, at the time a hot spot of kidnappings occurring in and around cars as people traveled from home to work and back. Their course offerings include protective/evasive driving, SUV and armored SUV modules, surveillance detection, and a five-day-long “Best Practices for the Solo Practitioner” course.
Content: VDI’s Protective/Evasive Driving (PED) program is a three day long course designed for “professional security drivers, executive chauffeurs, and protection specialists.” VDI goes on to claim that the PED class is a “must have” for executive protection and security folks, and this seems to be true: our class was almost entirely people currently working in exactly these fields. Read More