The Vehicle Incidents and Issues topic deals with issues related to specialized patrols like motorcycle units as well as vehicular risks and challenges to law enforcement, including vehicle crashes involving police and vehicular assaults against officers. From single-car traffic accidents to high-speed pursuits, most law enforcement injuries and fatalities occur in, or immediately outside of, a police officer’s vehicle.
Although police package vehicles come with beefed-up suspensions, cooling, transmissions, electrical systems, and so forth, most of the other equipment that makes it a functional police car comes from third-party vendors - Full Story
One in five pursuits end in a crash in California, and one analysis says officers balance judgment and policy in their decision to undertake — and follow through with — a chase. Routine but potentially deadly