When you mentally picture a police car, it probably looks something like this...
The Ford Crown Victoria has been used as a police car since the early 1990s. About 75% of police cars on the road are Ford Crown Vics. Ford will be retiring the Crown Vic and is rolling out a modified Taurus for police use. The 2011 Police Interceptor Taurus will debut in Las Vegas today at the NASCAR track. It looks like this:
Drivers will have to be sharp! You'll need to be watching for this new car, Crown Vics completing their service and the occasional Dodge Charger police car.
Make it easy on yourself: keep your tags up to date, carry insurance, don't speed or blow stop signs, wear your seat belts, don't text or yap on the phone, and certainly don't drink and drive. That way, you can admire the new cop cars from afar!
Photo credits: top, Grandview, MO police cruiser by The Observer. Bottom, Taurus police model by Ford Motor via the Detroit News. Link to Detroit News article here.