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Bears_pix_135_max50

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Posted about 7 years ago

 

I heard on a news cast that the police were going back to the old fasion Black and white on the cruisers to try to establish authority agian with people.That may not be worded right just trying to explain it right , but it was said that the softer colors on the cruisers were to soft. What does anyone else feel about the color of cruisers ??? My thoughts are that I like that they resemble the county,city, or state logo,but not sure about the colors seems out dated to me!!!

100_1981_3__max50

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I prefer the blk/wht paint scheme.


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Coin_max50

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I don't like the black and white scheme, I prefer safety and night time/bad weather recognition.

Photo_user_blank_big

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Although I really prefer the black and white paint scheme, it is a three thousand dollar option from Ford, which makes it a bad budget choice. I read that there is a push from IACP to start painting US police cars like euro cars, chartreusse, dayglo orange and lime, to help with the probs chief iterrated above. No likey here. Cuts down on the sneaky sneaky on the bad guys. Were I boss I would have white day cars and flat black night cars. If the light bar, corner strobes, etc., which I like to call the ufo package, don't get your attention, the color of the car is not. I can't believe that the color of a vehicle makes that much difference, providing that the driver is not DWHUA. Of course, argument would say what if the car is deer brown, which is the last color that the mind recognizes? Answer, yield right of way and stay out of the middle of the road.

Thinblueline_max50

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

honestly, i dont see where a cruiser's color has anything to do with authority. what does a criminal care what color the cop's car is? are black and white cruisers proven to deter crime? im glad news casters dont have anything better to talk about on TV. :o)

Th_untitled_max50

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

They should all be pink, supposed to make the perps less combative, so I've heard/ At least thats what they did to the prisoners outfits in 1 detention center!

063_max50

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I'm very old fashioned. I think all police cars should be black and white. Fire trucks should be red, and ambulances should be red and white. There should only be red lights on emergency vehicles. Red means emergency. Blue lights are for volunteer firemen. All the studies done as to what is more recognizable and so on, don't mean squat. You go to different towns, different states, and you don't know what's what. I'm so confused!!!

In_the_woods_max50

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

I'm with Jack....flat black...that way, if ya scrape it up a bit, simply run to your local ACE hardware store for a can of touch up paint! Not to mention, down here, the lovebugs won't be so noticeable splattered all over all of the car's leading edges!! And phooey on the sissy colors the euro's use (no offense to any sissies who may be members here) :P

Me_in_front_of_destroyed_t-54_iraqi_tank_5-2-03_max50

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

Are they still Blue & white for NYPD? I always thought those were cool colors for a cop car.

If anything needs to be changed, is to make the windshields & side windows bullet proof!

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

There is a laminate available that is relatively cheap and installed quickly. Suprised that more departments don't mandate them. Private mail me and I'll send the link to you. The key word above is relatively. Considering that an armored door and window probably cost five grand and will destroy the hinges, a few hundred bucks for laminate is cheap. The laminate cannot transfer to other units, so it's a one time deal.

Fleu_dis_lis_max50

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I don't think the color matters as much as the lights. As long as you can be seen when you need to be. Our vehicles are white with red letters. I'm sure it has something to do with cost also. We have over 400 vehicles in our fleet. Here in LA the standard light colors are blue for P.D.'s and State Police, and red and blue for Sheriff's. I grew up in the northeast where red was the real emergency vehicles, and blue was the volunteer fire dept.. But I was told that the blue was more easily seen in foggy situations so that's why it's so common down here.

603027000639_max50

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why not just paint an APC black and white and throw a few strobe lights on it....you think that would get any attention??...oh wait, cant do that because all the idiots that are driving while talking on the cell phones wouldnt be paying attention to the road, but would pay attention to the APC and then crash rearend into another car....:) Not like they're paying any attention in the firsr place....lol

Sabers_max50

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I like our cars, which are white with our logo's on them, but I do like the flat black idea for running at night..

Bears_pix_135_max50

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lbutler226 , watercop9901 , you both make sense and bigD , you could get a black sharpie to LOL!!!

3734983337_1__max50

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i wish they would paint mine purple and yellow, so the badguys would not run untli i got closer.

Fleu_dis_lis_max50

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Odin, my last unit was a F-250 P/U with inner edge lights and no light bar. No one ever knew it was a unit until I was right on top of them. Very effective for sneaking up from behind, except no speed for pursuits. Worked good for sitting on the side of the interstate too.

3734983337_1__max50

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

water, my last uc vehicle was a ford f-150 4wd loaded with hidden lights, the firt day i drove it i was rearended at a traffic light on my way to the gym. no damage to the truck, but it cut a hole in the car that hit me. should have seen the look on the girls face when i hit the lights, also she had a suspended dl.

Fleu_dis_lis_max50

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Nothing beats the look of surprise on a guilty face!