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NCJ Number: 158027 Find in a Library
Title: Tire Deflator System for Use at Law Enforcement Checkpoints
Corporate Author: Eagle Research Group, Inc
United States of America
Project Director: B Soleau
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: Eagle Research Group, Inc
Arlington, VA 22201
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 94-IJ-CX-0055
Sale Source: Eagle Research Group, Inc
1110 North Glebe Road
Suite 1090
Arlington, VA 22201
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Technical)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A lightweight, remotely activated, tire deflator system for use at border inspection points was designed, fabricated, and tested for potential use at law enforcement roadblocks to rapidly stop a vehicle that tries to evade security checkpoints such as those operated by the Border Patrol and United States Customs Service.
Abstract: The device delivers large, hollow spikes into tires. The spikes are pulled out of their holder by penetration through the tire. The air in the tire rapidly escapes through the hollow spikes. The bar is mounted in a vertical position by a roadway and is deployable rapidly from a short distance by a police officer observing an attempted unlawful flight. The system has an independent power supply, deploys and retracts in 1-2 seconds, instantly deflates steel-belted radial tires, leaves no roadway debris after use, has a protective sheath for the spikes when in the stowed position, and is easily handled by one person. A prototype system was successfully demonstrated and delivered to the Immigration and Naturalization Service customer on May 3, 1995. Followup work to refine the Eagle Tire Deflator for INS and Border Patrol use is anticipated. Figures
Main Term(s): Police equipment
Index Term(s): Border control; Customs violations
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