It's one thing to protect yourself on the road against bad drivers who might cut you off or ride your bumper on the highway. It's quite another to do that when those drivers have guns and want to kidnap the diplomat in your back seat. While the latter scenario may sound unlikely, many drivers in law enforcement, security and the military go through training to prevent the success of just such an attack-on-wheels.

Learning how people in the protection business escape an automotive attack is on our list of 1,001 Car Things To Do Before You Die, which means it's on Jessi and Patrick's list too. We sent them to the Bondurant School of High Performance Driving to enroll in its four-day Executive Protection/Anti-Kidnapping program. Their course instruction includes valuable skills like what to do when your driver's been shot, the proper way to do a J-turn and how to perform a textbook PIT maneuver, among other things.

Even if your life isn't in jeopardy from a phalanx of baddies in hot pursuit, the end game here is a finer understanding of using automotive physics to one's advantage and improving one's car control skills.

Click here to watch The List #0187: Escape an Automotive Attack.



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      liondog96
      • 1 Year Ago
      The high performansce video is bunk.Victims freak out differently in all emergency situations. Just handle a situation like this the best you can. Take comfort knowing you never had a chance.
      WillieD
      • 2 Years Ago
      Great episode. This is something I'd really like to do.
      BryanGx
      • 2 Years Ago
      Number 187... cute...
      Ducman69
      • 2 Years Ago
      Step one: Live in Texas. Step two: Buy yourself a CZ75B or your other favorite handgun. Step three: Get yourself a CHL. Step four: Enjoy Castle Law that affords you the legal right to defend yourself with lethal force in any attempted carjacking.
      k_m94
      • 2 Years Ago
      For the final exam, the instructor hops into a black muscle car and chases you around the block while firing a machine gun in your general direction.
      mattshank
      • 1 Year Ago
      When that poindexter guy is in the passenger spot it looks like Justin Timberlake is trying to save the day. Thankfully he doesn't break out into dance. That would be too much.
      • 1 Year Ago
      [blocked]
      LQQKUOVER
      • 1 Year Ago
      this should be called.. How to EvadeThe Police Course, geesh!
      bombaro11515
      • 1 Year Ago
      What do they mean by lift on the 180
        KJ
        • 1 Year Ago
        @bombaro11515
        I'm not positive but I think they mean to take your foot off the gas, tap the break to put it into neutral all while still moving backwards then spin around (with the break lightly pressed) and at the same time put it in drive as you straighten out, then push the gas again. Here's a safety tip. If you ever seem to lose control of your car, such as the accelerator or brakes don't seem to be working right, put your car into neutral and turn your car off, yes, while you're moving. But, don't turn the key all the way off, just to the next position that keeps your radio on etc...then try to guide your car to the shoulder or side of the road. Since it's off, it will slow on its own and possilby the brakes will help, even if they seem stiff. Too many people get into accidents because they don't think to use this method. Now, this method should only be used as long as it doesn't seem you would affect anyone else on the road. As soon as you notice you're having a problem, move over to the right or left shoulder or side of the road to get out of everyone's way and then use the method.
      casjane1
      • 1 Year Ago
      They don't say how you would get over the console between the seats. Also in a sports version like a Mustang with bucket seats and a console and a fat driver who's had a heart attack. Considering there is limited room in a sports car like that where there is no extra space and no room to slide the driver over I would be out of luck and die with them.
      mlgcheetahgirl
      • 1 Year Ago
      NICE CAR
      Tammy Osborne
      • 1 Year Ago
      im finished
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