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Safety Tip: Avoid Over-Blading During Traffic Stops(Secure - Login Required)

During roadside stops, most officers blade themselves against the subject's car so as not to get hit by oncoming traffic. Although staying out of reach of passing vehicles is obviously wise, blading to the point that you're parallel to the car can short-circuit the effectiveness of your ballistic vest by giving the driver clear access to the opening between your front and back panels.

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