THIS WEEK’S CHEAT SHEET
Episode 346 – Survival Driving (Pt. 3 of 3): Escape & Evasion Driving Tactics
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Escape & Evasion Driving Tactics
with Jeff Anderson from https://www.WarriorLife.com/
1. Know Your Vehicle’s Limits
• All vehicles handle differently. You can flip or
hit an obstacle that makes you a sitting duck
if you don’t know your vehicle’s limits.
• You don’t have to “test” your car... but know
your clearance and what you think it can do.
Don’t try anything fancy if you don’t have to.
2. Be Aware Of Your Surroundings
• Always be scanning the area. Look for
suspicious vehicles and signs of aggression.
• Body language matters when interacting
with other drivers. A nod up says, “What’s
up?” while a nod down is a recognition of
something in common.
3. Give Yourself Options When Stopped
• When stopped in traffic or at a light, try not
to take the middle lane, where you can be
• Always stop where you can see the bottom
of the vehicle’s rear tires in front of you.
Take a quick scan to see where your exit is
when you stop.
4. Expand Your Options To Off-Road
• Most people confine their thinking to the
roadways. People during Hurricane Katrina
sat stuck on the highway while the median
was completely free.
• Consider alternate driving routes, like
walkways, yards, alleys, and even along
railroad tracks, etc. Know the vehicle’s limits
when it comes to these excursions.
5. Be SMARTER, not FASTER
• Speed isn’t necessarily your friend. Go no
more than 65 and make calculated
redirections under control. Stay in front of an
aggressor vehicle so they can’t pass and
slam on the brakes.
6. Use Your Mirrors
• Be able to scout for tactical options Ahead of
you. The less looking back you do at
pursuing vehicles, the better.
7. Turn When They Can’t
• Action is faster than reaction. Make last-second
turns while they’re close, or turn in
front of oncoming vehicles (if you can
without wrecking). Perform 4-lane exits on
the highway and perfectly time transitions
through changing lights.
8. Distract The Other Driver
• If you absolutely must, use the “nuts and
bolts” trick from our last episode.
9. Driving Into A Mob
• Stop and back up if you can. Trust your gut
and take fast, decisive action. Use camo if
you can and try to keep moving until you find
a break if they do attack you.
10. Test Your Driving Preps
• Set an alarm and, when it goes off, look at
what your plan of action would be if you
were attacked in your vehicle at that