TITLE

Spikes end chases with a hiss not a bang

AUTHOR(S)
Beard, Jonathan
PUB. DATE
August 1991
SOURCE
New Scientist;8/24/91, Vol. 131 Issue 1783, p23
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on retired Utah Highway Patrol trooper Donald Kilgrow and design engineer, Mel Pedersen's development of Stinger Spike System which would help police in chasing suspects. Disadvantages of British and American car barriers; Sale of the police car equipment to North American police departments; Spike materials; Mounting of the spikes in a base made of Zyten FN, a nylon alloy produced by Du Pont; Kilgrow and Pedersen's receipt of a patent on the system's rocker design.
ACCESSION #
10552591

 

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