Safety & Accident

Michigan State Police to Test 2010 Patrol Vehicles

September 10, 2009

CHELSEA, MI - The Michigan State Police's driving unit will evaluate the 2010 models of patrol cars, motorcycles, and SUVs later this month and post the performance results on its Web site in early October, according to the unit's Lt. Keith Wilson, reported Police Magazine.

This year, the tests will be performed Sept. 19 at the Chrysler Proving Grounds in Chelsea and the Grattan Raceway in Grattan on Sept. 21.

The vehicles are evaluated in categories such as acceleration, top speed, braking, ergonomics, communications, and fuel economy. A "vehicle dynamics" evaluation is completed on a two-mile course to simulate pursuit and other emergency driving conditions.

For the 2010 model-year, the driving unit will test three models of patrol cars: the Ford Police Interceptor, Chevrolet Impala, and Dodge Charger. The unit will test also test the Chevrolet Tahoe SUV. Five motorcycles will be evaluated: Harley-Davidson's Road King FLHP and Electra Glide FLHTP, BMW's R1200 RTP and G650, as well as the Buell Ulysses XB12XP.

 

Comment On This Story

Name:  
Email:  
Comment: (Maximum 10000 characters)  
Leave this field empty:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.

FleetFAQ

Public Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Amin Amini from Verizon will answer your questions and challenges

View All

Recent Topics

Hi everyone! Just wanted to remind you about fleetDOCs, our library of fleet-related documents. Users can upload any relevant fleet...

View Topic

My agency currently uses live local auction to dispose of surplus assets. We would like to move to on-line. Can anyone give me any...

View Topic

Fleet Documents

1055 Fleet Documents (and counting) to Download!

Sponsored by

Co-founder, with Armund Schoen, of Wheels, Inc.

Read more