Michigan State Police Precision Driving Unit

UTR-Webmaster Episode 612

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Have you ever wondered how Police officers learn to drive to both survive and save lives …

Well, they do it right here at the Michigan State Police Precision Driving Unit … and boy … do they do it.

Police officers come here form the world to learn how to swerve … take a curve … and catch the bad guys before they catch us. It’s 42 acres of internationally known police driving programs designed to keep you and the officers safe and sound.

Sgt. Mike McCarthy is an instructor here at the academy … and when he’s not behind the wheel … he’s behind the success of many of Michigan’s finest. But, sense being behind the wheel is so much more fun … let’s start there. First up … the high speed pursuit track … uh boy…

Some hot laps …. “I finally get to sit in the front seat of a cop car

Next up Sgt. Mike checked my hand eye coordination with a basic maneuvering exercise …

Finally … Sgt. McCarthy decided to take my skills to the limit on the infamous skid pad. This is where officers learn to control their car if it goes outa control. If you’ve got seatbelts on your sofa … you might want to fasten’m up for this one …

So, next time you see a police officer expertly Maneuvering safely through Michigan … you’ll know exactly where they learned it … at the Michigan State Police Precision Driving Unit right here in Lansing.

and remember … when it comes to making a getaway … trust me … you’ll never out run one of these guys … especially on foot … go, go, go, go, go …


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