When it comes to police car, the United States never spares itself (in every sense). In the US law enforcement fleet there are SUVs, such as the Ford Explorer and Chevrolet Tahoe, or the Dodge Charger sports sedan.
The Arizona Police Department, however, decided to go further by purchasing two Dodge Challenger with 375 HP V8 Hemi engines. Despite the “triumphal” announcement, the decision to invest public money in this way was not very welcome by the citizens.
Supercar with public funds
The case concerns Prescott Valley County, which has posted a specific post on its Facebook page. In the text we read of a fund from 130 thousand dollars (about 110 thousand euros) used to add two brand new Dodge Challenger R / T’s to the fleet.
However, in the USA the Challengers have a list cost of about 37 thousand dollars (just over 30 thousand euros) and it is likely that a part of the fund has remained unused (fortunately).
According to the Prescott Police Department, the two supercars will “aggressively” help reduce the dangers on the roads. It is unclear how they will manage to do this, but at least they are two extremely scenic police cars.
The wrath of the citizens
As could have happened in Italy, even US citizens did not like public spending. On social networks there are many comments that speak of a useless purchase and a waste of money.
Furthermore, many users have pointed out that the two Challengers do not have the livery of the police (a practice however allowed by American law). Only the flashing lights (also inserted in the air intake on the hood) identify the Dodges and for this reason many think that the cars can be used as “traps” for motorists. After all, as pointed out by the police department post, speeding fines have increased by 290% compared to 2019 …
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It must also be said that police supercars are quite common in the US. It is not uncommon, in fact, to come across a Ford Mustang GT or Chevrolet Camaro.
Source: Motor1.com Italia – News by it.motor1.com.
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