The first police car appeared in the United States in 1899 in Akron, Ohio. Curiously, this was a car with an electric motor. The maximum speed of the car was 25 kilometers per hour. Served the law electric car for no long. Already during the popular unrest of 1900, the rally participants threw a car into the river. Since then, the US police fleet only replenished and became more and more perfect.
1. Smart systems
I wonder if there is a snake on the computer? | Photo: wallhere.com.
US police cars are already being completed with DDACTS technology for quite a long time. This abbreviation stands for “Data-based approach to crime and road safety”. The name hides the database, as well as the video recording system, which transmits the captured footage in high resolution straight to the Center.
2. Stand still
Without a key will not budge. | Photo: liveinternet.ru.
Have you seen police cars being hijacked in Hollywood movies? So in reality it will not be easy to do this. The reason for this is the runlock system. It is possible to leave by car of the policeman only if there is a genuine key in the hands.
3. Siren Ringtones
Different sound signals are used. | Photo: webjosh.com.
Sirens for US police cars are manufactured by Extreme Tactical Dynamics. For quite a long time, all the products of the company allow the use of a huge number of different audio signals from one device. For example, a yell is used to alert those around you, but a signal piercer is activated during the chase.
Doors are armored. | Photo: yandex.kz.
Even a 9 mm cartridge easily breaks through the car door and wounds (or even kills) someone sitting in it. That is why US police cars have armored doors that can withstand both shot and rifle shots. However, such progress has been made only in the last few years. More recently, the doors were armored does not matter.
5. Fast and the Furious
Police cars are very fast. | Photo: mirtesen.ru.
US police cars are equipped with different engines, but most often it is a powerful 3.5-liter engines. Most patrol cars accelerate to 100 km / h in 5.7 seconds. In this case, the cars are very cool brakes.
6. Red and blue
Flashing lights for a reason. | Photo: otvet.mail.ru.
Why flashers of police cars (not only in the USA) have red and blue color? In fact, everything is very simple. Red most people associate with a prohibitive and eye-catching signal. Blue flasher in turn is used exclusively for people with color blindness.
7. “First Class”
All for employee safety. | Photo: mtdata.ru.
In the US patrol cars in the rear of the cabin is a place for the detainee. It is fenced off from the place where the officers are sitting. The doors in this part of the cabin cannot be opened from the inside, and there is no seat upholstery. The latter is done to make this part of the cabin easier to clean.
In the machines for the tail of employees, there are separate places. | Photo: news.day.az.
Huge amounts of money are spent on K9 dogs in the USA. Machines of this unit have special cells that must protect the animal from injury in the event of an emergency. In addition, there is a drinker, air conditioning, heater and ventilation system. All so that the dog does not die in hot weather from heat stroke, or vice versa — does not freeze.
Just a consumable item. Photo: pxhere.com.
Police cars in the United States quickly become unsuitable for service due to objective reasons. Each patrol is assigned its own car. If something happens to her, the car is immediately changed to a new one. In addition, the mileage of police cars is calculated not in kilometers, but in hours of service.