Oklahoma Police Driving Method?

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  1. jenrick

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    Anyone ever heard of it? We're supposedly going to it, and it's supposed to be superior to the Michigan method. If anyone has any info or training contact info it'd be appreciated.

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  2. deadday

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    Horse drawn buggies? :dunno:
     

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    You wear a white cowboy hat and have cowhide driving gloves, it makes you feel closer kinship to Bow and Luke Duke thereby improving your driving.
     
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    Those are about what I was thinking. Apparently it's actually GT style racing inspired, and features a bunch of new (well newer) driving techniques.

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    Our instructors go to some OHP school. I have no idea what it entails since we receive no driving in service training.
     
  6. jenrick

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    Well I found out where to sign up for training, but I don't see any info on the actual material.

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    Jeff82 NRA Benefactor CLM

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    No, no, no. It's where you keep one foot backwards in the stirrup....

    ...helps with the 'speed dismount'.
     
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    Pay attention to your instructors and do exactly as they say and you'll be pleasantly surprised...and you'll come away a better driver.
     
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    From SPD's experiences, I'm betting it involves MRIs... :whistling:
     
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:


    I'm not sure either......YET. I'll tell you when I finished LEDT in CLEET. Will be sometime in March.
     
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    There are driving techniques?

    Mine is:
    1. Drive fast
    2. Don't crash
     
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    Yes, I have been through it twice, ( for SUV and CAR ) its at Burns Flat Oklahoma, Oklahoma LEDT is what its called. Its is a long tough course but well worth it. Most large departments will send their Instructors through it to be the departments LEDT Instructors. You will finish the course with a pursuit over 10 miles I believe, and some will be off road. In Oklahoma we call the pit maneuver, TVI and they will teach you the lastest tricks for it. Its a great week. Here is the contact info.


    http://www.dps.state.ok.us/ohp/ledt.pdf
     
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    gibbons025: Appreciate the info. Can you compare it to any of the other well known driving methods (roadcraft, Michingan, etc.)? I'm just curious what the improvement(s) is(are). We're prevented by policy from Pit'ing anyone so that's a none issue too.

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  14. lawman800

    lawman800 Juris Glocktor

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    It just keeps getting better, don't it?
    We haven't gotten an inservice for EVOC... ever. Other than the 3 days we get in the academy which did include a pursuit course in the Sheriff's racetrack... (got my unit airborne), we get nothing else unless we crash a lot and then we get sent to remedial driving school.
     
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    SPDSNYPR Zippy's Friend.

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    That's it, but they omitted the second part. :whistling:
     
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    The Chicago-area driving school goes like this.
    Patrol "Central... copy a pursuit..."
    Supervisor "Whatever fool said that TERMINATE and see me in the office now!!!!!!"

    No fancy skills required. They are working on a white flag of surrender to attach to our light bars.
     
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    I think every well known driving course comes to Oklahoma to learn how to drive and takes what they learn and applies it for themselves, when I was there we had Michigan State Police , Texas Highway Patrol and California Highway Patrol all there learning how to drive. They teach you about everything your car will do, tire pressure is one of the biggest things they teach.