According to U.S. Department of Justice statistics, a majority of the largest police and sheriff departments are enacting restrictive pursuit driving policies in order to reduce the injuries and property damage associated with high-speed chases. The STINGER SPIKE SYSTEM® allows law enforcement officers to control those situations by stopping fleeing vehicles effectively, reliably, and safely. The STINGER system employs high strength, hollow steel spikes that penetrate all types of tires -- including self-sealing and run-flats -- and deflate them in a regulated manner. This prevents blowouts, slows the perpetrator's vehicle to a safer rate of speed, and allows him to make a controlled stop. And STINGER spikes are effective on all types of vehicles, including cars, trucks, and buses.