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Spotlight: SKIDCAR™ – Basic and Advanced EVOC Training
Company Name: SKIDCAR SYSTEM, Inc.
Headquarters: Las Vegas, Nevada
Signature Product: SKIDCAR SYSTEM®
With more and more public safety agencies facing tighter budgets, the founders of SKIDCAR knew there was a need for a more cost-effective way to provide essential driving training. The SKIDCAR SYSTEM was created to circumvent budget limitations, offering a cheaper training alternative for drivers to experience real-life car control issues and teach them techniques to maintain control.
What was the inspiration behind starting your company?
SKIDCAR was created in order to educate drivers to be safer in the operation of vehicles on our nation’s highways.
Why do you believe your products are essential to the EMS/Fire/Police community?
SKIDCAR products and training enable the first responder community to learn safe, efficient, and technically correct driving of modern vehicles. With the limitations of budget and dedicated driving areas, the use of SKIDCAR & SKIDTRUCK Technologies allows for advanced training in small areas.
What has been the biggest challenge your company has faced?
SKIDCAR’s biggest challenge has been the reluctance of the first responder community to recognize that old and incorrect vehicle control techniques are still being used today. Curriculum that was designed 15 years ago or more is no longer relevant to vehicle control issues in respect to Electronic Stability Controls installed on automobiles, SUV’s, and Truck/Engines. We hope to change that.
What makes your company unique?
SKIDCAR is the sole source for the innovative Cedergrens SKIDCAR products. Our proprietary training curriculum includes Certified Instructor Training, Mobile Driver Training Program and ESC-Workshop for EVOC Instructors.
What do your customers like best about you and your products?
Our customers like that we demonstrate professional training concepts and techniques that are practical to apply, and easily accepted by students. Not only are our products high in quality, but we offer first class quality service after the sale.
What is the most rewarding part of serving the first responder community?
As a safety training company it is undeniably rewarding to see driver training programs improve and vehicle accidents diminish with the use of SKIDCAR and its curriculum for training.
Do you support any charitable organizations within public safety?
Yes, SKIDCAR supports A.L.E.R.T. INTERNATIONAL, and IADLEST.
What’s next for your company? Any upcoming new projects or initiatives?
We have three upcoming initiatives – introducing the SKIDBIKE Motorcycle Training Technology, announcing our new ESC-Workshop for EVOC Instructors, and the push for upgraded national standards for driver training to meet the needs of modern vehicles with ESC/TC and modern drivers entering the industry with little or no experience behind the wheel.
For more information on SKIDCAR, visit http://www.skidcar.com/.