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New York police offered some tips on what to do if you are confronted with a similar circumstance of road rage.

VIDEO:
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/10/01/motorcycle-melee-what...

To try to keep group from heading into Midtown Manhattan this year, police set up checkpoints throughout the city. Kelly said during that effort, 15 arrests were made, 68 summonses were issues and 55 motorcycles were confiscated.

New York police offered some tips on what to do if you are confronted with a similar circumstance of road rage.

If you ever find yourself in this situation, police offer the following tips:

As you drive be aware of your surroundings at all times
Make sure to keep your doors locked and windows rolled up
Do not confront the offenders and call 911 at once
If possible, leave the scene and make your way to the nearest police precinct to file a police report — do not delay as your memory will be freshest at that point
Try to make a mental note of the appearance of the offenders and possibly their license plate numbers.

If you feel your life is in immediate danger, do not worry about leaving the scene of an accident — but use proper judgment, police said.

Security experts echoed many of the NYPD’s suggestions.

“Don’t get out of your car. Don’t do anything stupid,” said Jeffrey Jankelovits, president of Manhattan Armor, which armors vehicles. “Have someone call 911 obviously. Do whatever you can, but do not leave your car. Do not open your windows.”

Jankelovits also suggested honking your horn or turning your hazard lights on — anything that would help “bring attention to your car.”

The video shows the driver bolting twice after the bikers opened the driver’s side door.

“You want to make sure your doors are locked and that nobody can just open your door and come in, like we saw on the second stop on the Henry Hudson,” David Boehm, chief operating officer of Security USA, told CBS 2′s Lou Young.

If you get into an accident and there is no threat to life, you must not leave — especially without exchanging information with the other motorist first and ensuring that there are no injuries.

A verbal disagreement or argument with another motorist alone is no valid reason to leave the scene of an accident and could have criminal repercussions later, police said.

If you can get away safely and without further threat to your life, do so, and call 911 as soon as you can.

If fleeing, it’s important to know where you’re going, Jankelovits said.

“Is there a toll booth plaza up ahead?” he said. “Is there a gas station? Is there some place you can pull into safely with your car that has people there?”

But running comes with its own risks, Boehm noted.

“If you keep your vehicle under control … you don’t hit any bystanders, pedestrians, other vehicles,” he said. ”You’re still responsible even though someone may be following you.”



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Here's My Advice for the NYC FamilyMan & the Victim of a Recent Encounter w/ Moto-Squids of the 3rd Kind

Our Two Cents: Range Rover Runs Over Bikers in NYC

http://youtu.be/V7tQR6KtkIU
armoredvehicles
Published on Oct 1, 2013

Many of you have probably seen the new shocking Live Leak video of a motorist driving a Range Rover in New York City. In the video, the driver has a frightening confrontation with a large group of motorcyclists who create a road block by surrounding the vehicle, repeatedly try to force open the car doors, and spawn a chase that lasts several minutes. The chase ends as the driver is violently pulled out of his vehicle and is severely beaten in the street in front of his wife and five-month-old child. Although we don't have all the facts (see Daily Mail article for more details) and we weren't able to see what happened before the initial confrontation occurred, from a security perspective, our goal with this post is to analyze the situation and provide important feedback to clients and potential clients regarding how to react if faced with a similar scenario. We also want to demonstrate how armoring can help a motorist stay safe while under this type of attack.

Read the full article here: http://www.texasarmoring.com/blog/2013/10/01/our-two-cents-r...

Here's Ben Swann's coverage of the company, when he was working in Texas, covering the Drug War:

KTSM9: Clear and Present Danger - Armored Cars, Trucks, and SUVs for Mexico

http://youtu.be/9fGN-4x1czs
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Uploaded on Mar 20, 2009

Clear and Present Danger
Ben Swann / KTSM9

It was January of this year when a manager for the Lear plant in Juarez was rescued by Mexican soldiers. The man, who's name was never released had been kidnapped while driving to work 5 days before. Kidnappers had asked for 2 Million dollars in ransom.

Around the same time, also in January, another executive working for a plant in Juarez comes under attack. This time, a woman working for the American company Delphi. Armed men reportedly attempted to carjack her.

Delphi executives were tight-lipped about the incident, only saying that the woman, who was also not identified, managed to speed off and make it to the plant safely.

"Right now, you don't know who's who up there and you don't know who's next." says Private Investigator Jay J. Armes.

Armes has made a living out of rescuing kidnap victims. In all his years, however, he's never seen a time like this. Especially for American executives who have to work in Juarez.

In fact, Armes says he recently warned a high ranking maquila executive. Armes says after the kidnapping of one of their executives, Lear made the decision to have all their executives work from El Paso.
Other maquilas still have their executives traveling back and forth to Juarez. That's where Armes comes in.

"We have to have a special escort for the executives to see that they get to their post or plant safely and about the time that they have to go back to the U.S., they call us and we have them escorted back to the U.S." says Armes

"A lot of these businessmen that I talk to are concerned about protecting their wives and their children." says Jason Forston, an Executive Vice President with Texas Armoring Corporation.

That concern has meant a booming business for Texas Armoring Corporation. The company in which is based in San Antonio, specializes in creating armored vehicles.

But, we're not just talking about bullet proof glass and armored doors.

"We have a road tack dispensing system so that if someone is chasing you, you flip a switch in your center console and the tacks drop out and you puncture their tires." says Forston.

Not to mention, smokescreens, electric doorhandles, and fortified crash bumpers. The company has had a 100% increase in business from Mexico.

In fact, one of the clients who drives his vehicle in Juarez, we're told, escaped an attempted carjacking just days ago.

"They came up and they tried to shoot the glass, they tried to smash it and he just stepped on the gas, got away and he was completely safe." says Forston.

For more information on Texas Armoring Corporation, visit http://www.texasarmoring.com or call us at 210.333.0211.

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One hand on the wheel and one hand on the 1911

1 car and a bunch of motorcycles reminds me of bowling.

One of the biggest pitfalls in a "movment" is the temptation to get cultish about it and refuse to realize that it is only part of the picture. -Joel Salatin ; You Can Farm pg 202

Just because I posted this

Just because I posted this doesn't mean I agree with all of it.

1. These were not responsible bikers.
2. These guys were looking for excitement.
3. I always let provocateurs go ahead and I back-off.
4. If they do try to screw with me I then adopt the mindset of a defensive motorcade driver.
a) Keep speed brisk (don't let anyone touch your vehicle)
b) Focus on an 'out' to avoid being trapped. (don't let anyone touch your vehicle)
c) Never stop (don't let anyone touch your vehicle)
d) Stay on open roads to avoid back-ups (don't let anyone touch your vehicle)
e) Keep a line open to State Police
5. If they do get aggressive with brake tests etc. start bouncing them off the side of the car.
6. Never try to run over them. It will likely disable your car. That's movie s-h-i-t.
7. TRUST ME ON THIS - YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN. THESE BIKERS ARE VERY SKILLED AT EVADING PURSUIT BY POLICE. COPS DON'T EVEN TRY MOST OF THE TIME. I KNOW FROM YEARS OF FIRST HAND EXPERIENCE AND THOUSANDS OF MILES IN NY/NJ/DE/MD.

I do! Stick me in a Road Warrior situation, and watch bikers eat

Bloody heck, I do! Stick me in a Road Warrior situation, and watch biker gangsters eat pavement! What the heck is this?? The driver's got a big SUV and gets pulled from it and beaten by bikers??! He ought've stayed on the parkway and swerved lane to lane, blocking any chance for bikers to come alongside. Hard to think in those situations, but one thing should be easy to figure out: a 400 lb bike and 200 lb rider in no way equals the mass of an f'in SUV. I'd leave a gory trail of road rash right down the Henry Hudson to save my family from some banana-brained Mongol wannabes.

"Cowards & idiots can come along for the ride but they gotta sit in the back seat!"

I don't like to typecast, but

I don't like to typecast, but I ride motorcycle, and come across jerks more than you would think. Tailgaters that ride your ass. And most of the time, for some reason, they are drivers of SUV's. I normally pull over and let them through. But I can see where motorcyclists could get to the breaking point and send a message that they've had enough. Although there was a group mentality at work, I commend these bikers for taking a stand, if that was the case.
First and foremost, the SUV driver used his car as a weapon, driving into people with the intention of murder. The bikers looked to me, concerned about something, but calm, until the driver ran over the motorcyclist. And that's when it all went crazy.
Just my opinion, but that's the way I see it.
Here's the original raw video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5NjtAY8rSQ

As a driver, I have 3 enemies on the road: trucks, SUVs, bikers

As a daily driver of a sedan, I have identified three enemies on the road: big rig trucks, big SUVs, and cocky bikers.

I don't doubt your experience with tailgaters. For me, I sweat whenever a biker is in front of me. Heaven only knows whether he'll do something stupid and end up under my front tyres. Its the cocky overvconfidence of many bikers that makes me hate sharing the road with them.

Of course, SUV drivers share the "jerk gene" common to BWM owners. Driving something that montrous betrays personality defects.

And Big rigs must be automated. Too many sleepy, aggressive, low-intelligence drivers threaten the rest of humanity with their 100,000 lbs of swerving, lane-changing steel. That's why, the sooner we get robots driving those rigs, the better! If the Teamsters want to protect jobs by retaining these guys as "safety operators," great! Let em play iPhone games all day, and let the robots do the driving.

"Cowards & idiots can come along for the ride but they gotta sit in the back seat!"

You lost me at the robot

You lost me at the robot part, but there are as many stupid motorcycle riders as any of the others you've stated, I agree. You have to drive with respect to others on the road, I don't care what you're driving. Aggressive drivers or "road rage" on the road are a danger to everyone around them.

You know, self-driving rigs, like 18-wheeled Google cars.

You know, self-driving rigs, like 18-wheeled Google cars. They're all talking about making self-driving passenger cars, but big rigs are the first to be self-driven. Truckers are notorious for having god-complexes on the roads. Not to mention often having weak skills to operate such huge vehicles, like the time I was sitting in a DMV and a guy was saying "hope I pass this driver's test. Its the sixth DMV I've tested in this state. I need to drive." Damn. Five in a row, a failure every time, and he probably failed the sixth. But I bet he's a teamster right now, hauling produce eastbound, and trash compacted in the same trailer westbound.

"Cowards & idiots can come along for the ride but they gotta sit in the back seat!"

I think I would prefer that they did.

Simply because I love jury nullification cases.

But the state will not ...

For one reason and one reason only ...

Because they hate jury nullification cases.