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The PIT Maneuver or Police Intervention Technique, is a technique employed by law enforcement officials to end high speed chases more safely, and with minimal damage to police equipment.


The acronym PIT has many interpretations, including Precision Immobilization Technique, Pursuit Intervention Technique, Precision Intervention Tactic, and Parallel Immobilization Technique. The PIT maneuver appears in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas as one of the tests in the driving school, and as a required technique during the mission Zeroing In.


The technique involves approaching a vehicle from behind and moving up along the rear quarter until your car's front end is abreast the target vehicle's rear axle. At this point, you must carefully shove the rear fender of the other vehicle in an attempt to cause its rear tires to lose traction. Once traction is lost, you must then brake and turn right to keep contact with the rear fender to sustain momentum and control. Managing acceleration/braking and steering are key at this point. When done properly, braking, then accelerating carefully into the rear fender of the fishtailing vehicle will cause it to make a complete 180 degree turn and to lose all momentum in its original direction, allowing officers to attempt surrounding the recipient, effectively ending the chase. This method can be observed by either waiting for chases to randomly happen, or to turn on the Aggressive Driving cheat. This technique does not work for police who are trying to PIT the player, as the player's car won't easily spin out.


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