One of the news accounts about the conclusion of the guy from Cleveland who killed a random old man live on Facebook mentioned a police officer had disabled the vehicle with a successful PIT maneuver, something I was not familiar with, probably because I don’t watch TV.
Assuming one or two of you are not familiar, here is what it means. When police are in a high speed pursuit, they pull up along side of the vehicle they are pursuing in the blind spot. The police car taps the rear driver side quarter panel, which sends the car into a spin. When done correctly, the police car doesn’t strike the car, and only has cosmetic damage. The target vehicle becomes inoperative. If you’re short on time, you can skip the first six minutes.
I’m not sure where this idea came from, but it might have been Richard Petty.