Defend myself against this attack?
First, try to avoid any physical contact with the other vehicle, always try to get away and gain time.
Second, if the attacker has succeeded in positioning himself in this way, this shows that he is about to start to try to make you lose control of your vehicle.
He has psychologically entered the destruction phase.
You must therefore psychologically enter the self‐protection phase.
- His arms and legs are bent and never tense.
Your arms and legs are bent and never tense
- He is at one with his vehicle and himself becomes his vehicle.
You are at one with your vehicle, you become your vehicle and your vehicle becomes yourself.
- He is as relaxed as possible and tries to breathe as deeply and calmly as possible.
You are as relaxed as possible and try to breathe as deeply and calmly as possible.
- His two hands are on the steering wheel with determination, balance, flexibility, calm and precision.
Your two hands are on the steering wheel with determination, balance, flexibility, calm and precision.
- His left foot is placed flat on the footrest.
Your left foot is placed flat on the footrest.
He is looking precisely where he will be hitting you, on your rear overhang.
You are looking in the rearview mirror on the side where the aggressor is starting to place himself in order to carry out his attack and make you lose control of your vehicle.
Hence, at the precise moment when he is about to ram you, you are going to position your steering wheel and steering in the same direction as his and accelerate as hard as you can, never decelerating while he is in contact with your vehicle.
This will enable you, if your vehicle is powerful enough and technically up to doing so, of putting up sufficient resistance to his attack and keeping your car going in the direction you want… for a few seconds. These few seconds may perhaps enable you to disengage and save you from this attack
The more slippery the road and the higher the speed, the higher the risk that the destabilization of your vehicle by the aggressor will be successful.
Yet again, never forget in this situation that where you are looking is of extreme importance and that where you look is where you will go.
Clearly, from the time you began the defensive maneuver, you have taken your eye off the rearview mirror and the sensations linking the car to the driver and the driver to the car give you the analysis of the level of loss of control and of the car’s trajectory. The greater your determination and your material and technical strength, the greater your chance of survival…
Your look is into the distance and wide in the direction of the best psychological and physical exit.
IMPORTANT: the chances of success of a counter-°©‐attack if you are an untrained person treacherously attacked are virtually nil. The same goes for someone not trained to cope with the situation.
‐ The chances of success of a counter-°©‐attack in the case of a professional are in any case quite low and highly dependent on luck or an error of calculation on the part of the aggressor. But this should give you even more determination not to allow yourself to be beaten.
ALWAYS TRY TO GET AWAY…
In order to get away, only a car that is as powerful and of the same technological level as the aggressor’s will enable you to get away, and even then on condition that your driving capacity is at least as good as your aggressor’s.
If you have more engine power at your disposal, if you were already on the defensive well before the attack and if your material technology is accompanied by driving technique that is better than his, you have a chance.
Your determination and luck will do the rest.
If you have not much power and a low technological level, if your car is small or medium-°©‐sized but technically advanced, you must apply cunning.
If you have less power, a lower level of technology and no technique, you are unfortunately about to be eaten alive.
But in that case, how many people running a high risk of kidnapping or attack can protect themselves on the road from this type of aggression?