Anyone’s who on the watch for their local road rangers can probably spot the end to end LEDs on a PD’s Dodge at least a half-mile away…and presumably slow down.
But there’s always the few goofs who feel they can outrun their local constabulary, like someone in New Hampshire — in a Nissan Vera no less — tried the other day, only to be foiled by the state police airplane that tracked him effortlessly, allowing the cruisers to mosey up to the scofflaw in a parking lot. For the record, when the suspect got into heavy traffic the PD broke off pursuit fearing safety and citing protocol et al.
If you’re a resident of Dubai, it’s a $1.6 million Bugatti Veyron, a car capable of doing 267 mph and launching from 0 to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds. In a city known for its luxury, this car is just the latest addition to the Dubai police force’s “super fleet.”
In Dubai, where money is not rare and they have built an indoor ski area – yes, indoor skiing – insert requisite donut joke here – police can chase down their caffeine in either an Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini and or what are low-grade names such as Mercedes and Mustangs. A presser says this is now a $6 million PR mechanism way over there.
Perhaps in believing there’s no such thing as bad PR, the “squad” cars are paraded through the most luxurious neighborhoods of Dubai — is there a poor neighborhood in Dubai — allowing locals to take pictures and marvel at the high-end sports cars.
To see what it’s like to have a Buggatti squad car on patrol, click on this link.