Thursday, July 27, 2006
On patrol.....in style!!!
Austrian police are testing a Porsche 911 as a traffic control car to help prevent motorists from speeding.
A spokesman said the £65,000 sports car, than can do up to 177mph, had been a major success and they are planning to buy more.
He said: "The preventive effect is excellent. Drivers just needed to see it parked alongside the road and they slammed on the brakes.
"The only thing is that it's a bit cramped. But there's still enough space for the essential equipment like the speeding radar and the breathalyser."
What next... detectives wearing white suites, shades and driving a Ferrari Testarosa?