7. DRAT, THERE’S A ROAD­BLOCK. NOW WHAT?

HWM (Malaysia) - - LEARN -

Road­blocks are an ex­tremely ef­fec­tive way of try­ing to stop a get­away ve­hi­cle and you must pre­pare your­self that you might en­counter one. The ideal way to deal with road­blocks is to find a way around it or head back the way you came from. The rea­son is be­cause ram­ming a road­block should be viewed as a last ditch re­sort as you risk dam­ag­ing your car in the ram­ming process. How­ever, if you are left with no choice, this is what you can do.

Slow down as you ap­proach the road­block and put the car in a low gear. You need the torque and mo­men­tum to be able to suc­cess­fully ram through the road­block. It can also throw off your at­tack­ers by giv­ing them the il­lu­sion that you are sur­ren­der­ing. Now pick a spot to ram your car through and com­mit to it by floor­ing the ac­cel­er­a­tor.

Al­ways aim for the ends of the car, the rear is most prefer­able as it will al­low the block­ing car to swing out of the way more eas­ily. Never aim for the middle as that is of­ten the strong­est part of the car.

Your speed at im­pact should be be­tween 25km/h to 50km/h. Af­ter you have suc­cess­fully rammed through the road­block, keep go­ing re­gard­less of how badly dam­aged your car might be. Good luck.

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