NYPD Prohibits Pursuits With Smart Cars

July 31, 2015

Photo courtesy of NYPD.
Photo courtesy of NYPD.

The New York Police Department has told officers driving its new Smart Cars not to use them to pursue a suspect, even though they can reach speeds of up to 90 mph and are more maneuverable than larger police vehicles, reports the New York Daily News.

The department sent a memo to its officers earlier this month, informing them of the policy.

The city purchased eight Smart cars in February to replace aging three-wheeled scooters for traffic enforcement and patrol duties in Central Park.


  1. 1. Terry Snyder [ August 03, 2015 @ 10:55AM ]

    A smart car for patrol ? Only pursuit rated vehicles should be used for pursuit, period.


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