Where I live, all the cop cars are white. The only colors are on the lettering and decals.
I have seen the trend is becoming pretty widespread. Watching “Wildest Police Videos” I see a lot of all white cop cars.
Whatever happened to the ol’ black & white scheme?
Personally, I think cop cars look a lot more like, well, cop cars, when they are the classic two-tone B&W style.
Black & whites have seem to become a novelty around here, as our town has only two of that style. They are both D.A.R.E. vehicles used for promoting “drug abuse resistance education” for children.
I suspect the B&W scheme was dropped for any of the following reasons:
[li]aesthestic variety - B&W scheme “outdated?”[/li][li]frugality - (I honestly don’t believe this could result in a significant cost cut.)[/li][li]all of the above[/li][/ul]
I would like to see the B&W scheme make a comeback. The two D.A.R.E. cruisers that our city has really stand out and look pretty damn intimidating.
Aesthetically speaking IMHO:[ul]
[li]White police cruisers rate about a seven on the “Oh shit! I better slow down or I’m gonna get a ticket!” meter.[/li][li]B&W police cruisers rate about a fiteen on the “Oh shit! I better slow down or I’m gonna get a ticket!” meter.[/ul][/li]
Anyone know why the two-tone B&W scheme is disappearing?
Does your city still have all B&W cruisers?
Anyone’s city have some really weird colored cop cars, like in the movie “Mad Max?” [sub](NOT to be confused with Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome)[/sub]