Are you “overdriving your headlights”?
This means driving so fast that you cannot stop within the distance being illuminated by your headlights. The faster you go, the more stopping distance you need; and less time to react you have!
Passenger side approaches work on traffic stops. Use them and live to tell the story.
Many state troopers have been saved by wearing their seat belt while parked on the side of a highway. If you get back in the car while sitting on the side of the road, it’s usually in your best interest to have that seat belt on.
“Chief, I attended my first ever below 100 training class today. I’ll be honest, I wasn’t sure what to expect with a four hour block of instruction on something as simple as wear your belt, wear your vest, and slow down. I’ll say I was pleasantly surprised. What a good class and I am glad that you require all of your men and women to go. Every academy in the country should have these guys come out and teach this class. Anyway, just wanted to shoot you an email to say thank you.”
From an Officer to his Chief, Received August 28, 2013