Vehicle Dynamics and Officer Responses

Chris Lawrence
25 Oct 2018
3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Chicago, IL

Vehicle Dynamics and Officer Responses

When an officer fires upon an approaching motor vehicle, many are unaware of vehicle dynamics and capacities that may cause an officer to perceive a deadly threat even when not standing or moving directly in front of an oncoming vehicle. This presentation will explore the issues of vehicle turning capacities, acceleration, and visual factors along with the methods to measure these same issues as they have been successfully applied in court proceedings and investigations. The concepts will be explained in tandem with Force Science’s research concerning officer movement capability while wearing duty gear.