Government Fleet Top News

Florida Highway Patrol Debuts 'Ghost' Cars

June 1, 2017

FHP's new patrol car is painted all black, trading in bright colored graphics and a light bar for discreet lettering. Photo via Flickr/Rich Menga
FHP's new patrol car is painted all black, trading in bright colored graphics and a light bar for discreet lettering. Photo via Flickr/Rich Menga

Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) has debuted new patrol cars with "disappearing" graphics. The new Dodge Chargers feature reflective graphics that are clearly seen from certain angles, and difficult to see from other, allowing FHP troopers to patrol highways while blending in. One trooper told First Coast News he issued 130 seat belt citations within a few days.

The new vehicles also feature interior lights instead of an external light bar, bullet-resistant side door panels, a wrap-around push bumper, and an additional dashboard camera, which will record inside the vehicle, reports My News 13. This additional camera will provide context for what was happening in the vehicle in the event of a traffic incident.

Trooper Nicholas Dolan told WTSP that the new graphics package not only keeps roads safer, it is also more affordable than the two-toned paint and large light bar used on its current fleet of marked cruisers. 

Only four of these vehicles are in service, but FHP in Jacksonville told First Coast News it hopes to add more in the future.

Comment On This Story

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


Fleet Management And Leasing

Jack Firriolo from Merchants will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Public Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Amin Amini from Verizon Connect will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Fuel Management

Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Recent Topics

would anyone be willing to share there salary ranges for equip tech I thru III, and a welder salary range also

View Topic

We are in process of auditing different departments for underutilized vehicles and have already come across vehicles that we need to...

View Topic

Fleet Documents

1117 Fleet Documents (and counting) to Download!

Sponsored by

Honda Motor Co. Ltd. is a Japan-based global manufacturer of automobiles, motorcycles, and power products founded in 1948.

Read more