The Freeway Patrol plans to commerce out its drive of one hundred seventy five white automobiles over the subsequent 4 to 5 years. Col. Michael Gerhart, the superintendent of the company, informed Discussion board Information Service black automobiles can be simpler to identify than white ones throughout white-out circumstances, which might “improve the security of the motoring public as nicely our officers.”
There isn’t a worth distinction for the automobiles due to their colour, however the black cars may be resold for extra money than white ones, Iverson stated. Altering to black is also a nod to the unique patrol automobiles.
“It’s sort of going again to custom,” he stated. “When the Freeway Patrol first began, there have been black patrol automobiles. … We really feel it’s a constructive change.”
The Freeway Patrol was based in 1935 and has used numerous colours for automobiles through the years, together with black, grey, silver, gold, maroon and brown. The white cars began to seem within the late Nineteen Eighties, in accordance with FNS archives.
A car utilized by the Freeway Patrol tends to value between $28,000 and $37,000, relying on the make and mannequin, Iverson stated.