Pretentious Inconsistent Twaddle:
The PIT maneuver is a pursuit tactic by which a pursuing car can force a fleeing car to abruptly turn sideways, causing the driver to lose control and stop. The backronym "PIT" has a number of different meanings, depending on the agency using it or school teaching it. The most common meanings are: Precision Immobilization Technique, Pursuit Immobilization Technique, Pursuit Intervention Technique, Push It Tough, Parallel Immobilization Technique, and Precision Intervention Tactic. In each case, the meaning is clear, regardless of how the acronym is explained. Other names for the same maneuver are: Tactical Car Intervention (TCI), tactical ramming, legal intervention, and fishtailing. The technique is typically used by law enforcement officers as a safer alternative with which to bring car chases to a conclusion. Other methods of terminating a pursuit include Tactical Pursuit And Containment (TPAC) and the use of spikes (also known by various trade names such as stop sticks or stingers). Attempting this maneuver against a motorcyclist is extremely dangerous and is prohibited by most countries.