.. or is it just the hubris of the rich and powerful.
A series airing here in Australia at the moment called Dangerous Drives, tonights episode is about "executive protection", the vehicles and techniques used to protect the VIP "principals"
One of the highlighted operations is a company called Delta One and their client, a property tycoon, in South Africa. The episode focuses on the driving techniques, vehicle armour etc and the measures they might take like ramming a cyclist who, most likely just stopped too close at a traffic light.
All this attention to threats yet the principal, his wife and three children all sit unrestrained in the back seat, the toddlers on the parents laps(and at times held by the older child). How does that make sense?
A simple driver error or a deliberate ramming by a medium truck will have the vehicle off the road and the occupants just as dead as an explosion or machine gun attack.
Perhaps nothing was learned from the Diana & Dodi fiasco in Paris.