It’s getting progressively difficult to recognize cop cars in your rearview mirror.
First, Ford dropped the long-serving Crown Victoria police cruiser, in whose telltale headlights might be spotted from the moon, and now the rooftop light bar is diminishing into history.
Today, the Ford Motor Company announced a new factory option for the 2017 Police Interceptor Utility (aka a gussied-up Explorer) that places the front light club inside the vehicle, presents itself the windshield.
The option allows police vehicles to keep a low user profile, in every sense of the word.
“Today, agencies typically make use of aftermarket interior sun shield light bars that are somewhat bulky and can obstruct the field of eyesight C especially for taller officials,” said Stephen Tyler, Ford’s police marketing supervisor for North American fleet operations, in a declaration.
The light bar is really a slim unit that mounts where the headliner as well as windshield meet. To improve visibility of the lighting, the tinted windshield strip is removed in vehicles with this option.
Besides the switching blue and red-colored that ensures drivers’ minds skip at least one beat, the bar has white light capability for illuminating scenes where you?- yes, you?- may be in need of arrest. The bar is also prrr-rrrglable for just-red and just-blue procedure.
If you spent years feeling confident that the roof bar or amber parking lights set inboard of the car headlights would help you spot The Man before and after darkish, your life just grew to become more uncertain.
[Images: Ford Motor Company]