It is very important that officers be knowledgeable of the different widths of roadways and be skilled in deploying a system into the lanes of traffic. At night it might be impossible to see the skill of deploying a system from a remote location even in the dark.
The Spike-Devil tire should be pre-deployed across two standard lanes. While unwinding the cord, we start counting steps from the edge of the road and not the number at the center of each lane and center of the roadway. When we are across the roadway we go into the stance position.
Shown above the officer is in the ready position. (optional) He should point out the direction the pursuit is coming from, the deployment area and his cover. In watching traffic the officer is looking for a deployment window. This is based on the last car passing and the target identified.
The officer is shown deploying into the center of the lanes. The instructor might give directions for the car in Lane A or B or to center the system. The focus is that the officer be able to learn control of the system from a remote area, and develop this skill, so that in an actual pursuit he does not depend on his proximity to the target car for deployment.