How To Ram A Car

Most of us spend our time driving a car trying desperately to avoid getting into accidents. We strive to be alert to possible threats and take evasive action as needed. What if, though, there was a need to intentionally ram another car? Maybe someone has pulled their car in front of you to try and detain you. Just like anything else, there is a right way and a wrong way to ram a car.

First, do not try to T-bone them. All that will accomplish is damage to both vehicles but the one you hit will probably still be moveable, while yours won’t be. Remember, the idea here is to move and hopefully disable their car while you keep on trucking.

If you are in a position to do so, aim for the rear wheel. The rear of the car is lighter than the front and relatively easier to move. Plus, if you hit it right, you can crumple the back of their car into the rear wheel, disabling it. Ideally, you’ll be hitting the rear of their car at about a 90 degree angle.

You want to be going about 25 mph and then accelerate to about 30 just before impact. Your car will be easier to control at lower speeds.

If you can’t hit the rear wheel for some reason, aim for the front corner. Like I mentioned earlier, you don’t want to hit them square in the middle. What you’re aiming for is to spin their car out of the way.

It should go without saying that seat belts should be worn and air bags should be disabled.

Finally, a maneuver like this should be considered an extreme last ditch effort. It is obviously very dangerous and life threatening.

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Jim Cobb

Jim Cobb has been a student of survivalism and emergency preparedness for almost thirty years. As a young child, he drove his parents nuts with stockpiling supplies in the basement every time he heard there was a tornado watch in his area. Of course, being a child, those supplies consisted of his teddy bear, a few blankets and pillows, and random canned goods he grabbed from the kitchen cabinets. Later, he was the first (and likely only) child in his fifth grade class to have bought his very own copy of Life After Doomsday by Bruce Clayton. Today, he is a freelance writer whose work has been published in national magazines such as Boy’s Life and Complete Survivalist Magazine. He is a voracious reader with a keen interest in all stories with post-apocalyptic settings. He maintains the Library at the End of the World blog and is also the Content Director for He currently resides in a fortified bunker in the upper Midwest, accompanied by his lovely wife and their three adolescent Weapons of Mass Destruction. Jim's first book, Prepper's Home Defense, was published late 2012 and his second book, tentatively titled The Prepper's Complete Guide to Disaster Readiness, will be out in mid-2013, both coming from Ulysses Press.

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