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Training Review: VDI’s Protective / Evasive Driving (PED) Course

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

Training Review: BSR’s Security Driving Course (SDC)

Topic: Mobility, Automobile

Instructor/System: BSR is a specialty driving school located at Summit Point Motorsports Park in Summit Point, West Virginia. BSR has been around for decades and teaches classes to the US military, law enforcement, government agencies, and civilians. Beyond their military work, BSR also provides training for the Department of State’s Worldwide Personal Protection Services (WPPS), the AFPAK Hands folks, etc. Lee Chewey, a retired Delta operator who’s gone on to be involved in a lot of security operations and security training work globally, is the Director of Training. Their course offerings include off-road driving, evasive driving, surveillance detection while mobile, and vehicle commandeering. They also offer some firearms courses. Being co-located at Summit Point gives them great asphalt tracks for the evasive driver training, as well as ample space for the off-road work and easy access to suburban West Virginia for the surveillance detection work.

Content: BSR’s Security Driving Course (SDC) a three-day course compromised of one additional day prepended onto BSR’s two-day Evasive Driving Course (EDC). Read More

Training Review: BSR’s Evasive Driving Course (EDC)

Topic: Mobility, Automobile

Instructor/System: BSR is a specialty driving school located at Summit Point Motorsports Park in Summit Point, West Virginia. BSR has been around for decades and teaches classes to the US military, law enforcement, government agencies, and civilians. Of note, BSR provides training for the Department of State’s Worldwide Personal Protection Services (WPPS) and the AFPAK Hands folks. Lee Chewey, a retired Delta operator who’s gone on to be involved in a lot of security operations and security training work globally, is the Director of Training. Their course offerings include off-road driving, evasive driving, surveillance detection while mobile, and vehicle commandeering. They also offer some firearms courses. Being co-located at Summit Point gives them great asphalt tracks for the evasive driver training, as well as ample space for the off-road work and easy access to suburban West Virginia for the surveillance detection training.

Content: BSR’s Evasive Driving Course (EDC) is a two-day course designed to teach evasive driving skills to people who are concerned about being targeted for attack while in transit via automobile. Read More

Training Review: BSR’s Unimproved/Off-Road Driving Course (UORDC)

Topic: Mobility, Automobile

Instructor/System: BSR is a specialty driving school located at Summit Point Motorsports Park in Summit Point, West Virginia. BSR has been around for decades and teaches classes to the US military, law enforcement, government agencies, and civilians. Beyond their military work, BSR also provides training for the Department of State’s Worldwide Personal Protection Services (WPPS), the AFPAK Hands folks, etc. Lee Chewey, a retired Delta operator who’s gone on to be involved in a lot of security operations and security training work globally, is the Director of Training. Their course offerings include off-road driving, evasive driving, surveillance detection while mobile, and vehicle commandeering. They also offer some firearms courses. Being co-located at Summit Point gives them great asphalt tracks for the evasive driver training, as well as ample space for the off-road work and easy access to suburban West Virginia for the surveillance detection work.

Content: BSR’s Unimproved/Off-Road Driving Course (UORDC) is a one-day course designed to teach basic off-road driving skills. Read More