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Security planners fight to stop armed cars

Before a red SUV crashed into parade marchers on Sunday in Waukesha, Wisconsin, the driver smashed down barriers and passed a policeman at a security checkpoint.

As gruesome as the incident is, the effrontery of the apparent aggression is not entirely unusual.

The incident, which left five dead and at least 40 injured, raises new questions about best safety practices to protect crowds from a growing phenomenon known as the “ramming vehicle”.

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