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ToddDH April 14th, 2011 06:05 PM

The days of avoiding police spike strips are quickly ending
 
Manually deploying spike strips to stop a suspect vehicle is not always successful, especially if the perp is paying attention. It's also very dangerous for the officer putting out the strips.

Not any more (heh-heh-heh)

MobileSpike - Pursuit Management
http://blutube.policeone.com/Clip.aspx?key=8E7AF35948367905

Todd

Donna April 14th, 2011 08:07 PM

Wow, pretty amazing....What will they think of next??

CruzNut April 14th, 2011 08:09 PM

What a great idea ... wonder what it costs and how many police departments can afford to put it on all their vehicles!!!

ToddDH April 14th, 2011 08:55 PM

Cruznut,

The cost of each unit is about five grand. But factor in the following:

1. The ever increasing number of cops injured or killed while deploying manual strips.

2. The lowering of Police Intervention Techniques (the dangerous PIT maneuver which can result in unnecessary death or injury not to mention the inherent damage associated with the pursuit vehicle which can result in thousands of dollars in damages.

3. Every patrol vehicle would not have to be initially equipped. Usually just one or two in each patrol sector (depending of course upon the size of the sector). The number can be increased each year as new vehicles are acquired and the units on the decommisioned vehicles can always be transferred to the new patrol vehicles until all patrol vehicles could be so equipped.

Then of course I think it's Michelin that's coming out with the new airless tire which makes any such system obsolete. Nevertheless, you're looking at years if not decades before this new invention really takes hold.

Todd

Aerogirl April 14th, 2011 10:27 PM

Very cool! :)

kandajones April 15th, 2011 09:56 AM

Chalk 1 up for the good guys :D

Alan


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