A Transportation Security Administration report said 173 people have been killed and more than 700 wounded in 17 ramming attacks in a three year period.
“No community, large or small, rural or urban, is immune to attacks of this kind by organized or ‘lone wolf’ terrorists,” the TSA report says. In many cases, these attacks were done in tourist areas that attract many pedestrians out enjoying a focal point of that city. Unfortunately, those areas are now attracting terrorists behind the wheel.
According to Lead Security Expert, Troy Blood of Perimeter Security Group “All cities should be considering permanent, retractable barriers in vulnerable spots as the terrorist threat is not abating and the accidents are becoming more and more frequent.”
“The best time to stop an attack is in its planning stages,” a recent article in the official publication of the International Association of Chiefs of Police stated.