The term ” Vehicle as a weapon” or VAW has become a generic term used by security services to describe the potential for a person to use vehicles in attacks on people and infrastructure and the strategy’s used to prevent this type of attack

Many countries around the world have suffered from this type of attack as it requires minimal capability, but can have a devastating impact in crowded places with low levels of visible security

Whilst not a new idea for use within terrorist campaigns the frequency of attacks have increased considerably within the last few years and European cities especially have suffered from deadly attacks with a high number of deaths and casualties.