How would you handled this ? Car pulls up next to you and starts shooting..

How would you handled this ? Car pulls up next to you and starts shooting..

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    How would you handled this ? Car pulls up next to you and starts shooting..

    Motorist: Bullets so close, they cut hairs of my bangs - CBS 5 - KPHO

    It sounds like road rage ... I mean do you floor it and hope you can get to the police sation and risk being wreck or do you pull and fire ?
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    I floor it and try to evade. Having a gunfight in moving vehicles is dangerous and not likely to have a favorable outcome.

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    Rule 1: Its better to NOT GET SHOT, than shoot the bad guy.

    I think the victim could have had better SA. Im guessing that a window must have been rolled down by the shooter to shoot at her. You know, at least cracked a bit, and a gun barrel poking out. It would have been nice to start evading at that instant, instead of after you had been shot.

    As far as what Id do, (and yes I would be armed), I would take evasive action first. Which would not take long at all. It might be as simple as hitting your brakes, then grabbing your gun, while continuing to evade.

    Id be mad enough to shoot someone who just shot me, but Im pretty sure that I would take my own advice, and seek not to get shot as the first thing to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cds0699 View Post
    I floor it and try to evade. Having a gunfight in moving vehicles is dangerous and not likely to have a favorable outcome.
    +1 on this. I think my natural instincts would be to floor the car and try to get out of there.
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    Pedal to the Metal of Brakes through the floor boards whichever I thought was best at the time
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    Drive away for sure.
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    Not shooting a moving vehicle on freeway. If you miss the bullets going somewhere. If you hit the driver or damage the vehicle that causes him to lose control of it the vehicle is going somewhere. I frequently drive Arizona Freeways some of these folks can't drive with traffic let alone bullets.

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    I'd ask myself why I went to LA in the first place, then I'd die.

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    I am going to try to place as much distance as possible using either gas or brakes.
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    I've taken multiple driving courses with my Agency and the answer is to always 'Get Off the X'. One of the biggest things our instructors stress is that some folks/most folks will still try to adhere to common driving rules and courtesies even when under duress. Quite simply this can get you killed. In short, if you need to run a red light, clip the side of a car, drive up on the sidewalk, go over a median, or go down the wrong way of a one way street to get away...DO IT! This served me well my last tour in Afghanistan where I drove a lot. Driving there is nuts and you have to get used to driving unconventionally and be ready to do whatever is necessary to live to fight another day. I'll try in the next few days to upload some video from one of our jaunts around Kabul.

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    She said she was driving in the center lane using cruise control when she passed a pickup truck driving in the slow lane.
    She noticed the driver speed up. When their vehicles were even, someone in the truck started shooting.


    Brake HARDDDDDD!

    Swerve in behind them, put one in their tailgate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonPablo_VA View Post
    I've taken multiple driving courses with my Agency and the answer is to always 'Get Off the X'. ....if you need to run a red light, clip the side of a car, drive up on the sidewalk, go over a median, or go down the wrong way of a one way street to get away...DO IT!...
    In reverse if that's all you've got .
    However, it is unfortunate that the lady ran into sociopaths or something is missing. But if it's true, someone there definitely should not have a gun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonPablo_VA View Post
    I've taken multiple driving courses with my Agency and the answer is to always 'Get Off the X'. One of the biggest things our instructors stress is that some folks/most folks will still try to adhere to common driving rules and courtesies even when under duress. Quite simply this can get you killed. In short, if you need to run a red light, clip the side of a car, drive up on the sidewalk, go over a median, or go down the wrong way of a one way street to get away...DO IT! This served me well my last tour in Afghanistan where I drove a lot. Driving there is nuts and you have to get used to driving unconventionally and be ready to do whatever is necessary to live to fight another day. I'll try in the next few days to upload some video from one of our jaunts around Kabul.

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    Agreed. Hard to say one particular course of action. Speeding up, slowing down enough to get a plate number or exiting suddenly from the highway are all possible courses, that decision is made at the specific time and situation. However "getting off the X" is the primary action. Be Safe

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    I was out on patrol duty one night after escorting a liquor store owner to make his bank deposit. (He had been robbed on several occasions and I tried to follow him to the bank when he would make his big weekend deposits.) Anyway, I had just returned to the shopping center where his store was to do a once around; then begin my nightly routine of checking on businesses that were known regulars to crime in the area.

    After I pulled out of the parking lot I noticed a car sitting on the side of the road suddenly turn on his brights and make a move towards my oncoming vehicle. Thinking they could be drunk at 1:30 am, I hit my brights to get a better look. It was then that I noticed a shiny steel rod suddenly come poking out the back window. Something just clicked: "GUN!" At the same time the car sped towards me, I lit him up with everything I had to blind the driver and floored it as I headed toward the other car. This caused the driver to swerve to avoid an impact with me. I also swerved to avoid as I ducked behind the steering wheel & dash. Just then I heard a "BOOM" and felt the impact of what later turned out to be a round from a 30'o6 as it hit the back bumper of my car.

    The other car took flight and I began chase as I radioed dispatch to request assistance. I chased the car (who had about a 1/4 headstart by the time I got turned around), out to a deserted dirt road. I suddenly saw the brake lights come on and then all the lights go out. My dispatch told me that my closest back-up was 15min away. I knew that there were four people in the car and at least ONE had a high powered rifle. I stopped went black and called off the chase.

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