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Accession Number PB2013-103066
Title Model Year Police Vehicle Evaluation Program, 2013.
Publication Date 2013
Media Count 117p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract The Michigan State Police Vehicle Test Team is pleased to present the results of the 2013 model year Police Vehicle Evaluation. This year we tested thirteen vehicles in total, and four motorcycles. All of the cars were tested with a clean roof (no overhead light or light bar) and without A pillar mount spotlights. We believe this is the best way to ensure all of the vehicles are tested on an equal basis. Remember that once overhead lights, spotlights, radio antennas, sirens, and other emergency equipment are installed, overall performance may be somewhat lower than we report. Each vehicle was tested with the tires that are available as original equipment on the production model. Specific tire information for each vehicle is available in the Vehicle Description portion of this report. All vehicles listed in this report were equipped with electronic speed limiters. Motorcycles were tested with equipment installed as provided by their respective manufacturer. Harley-Davidson chose to test their bikes with minimal equipment. BMW, and Victory chose to test their bikes with the majority of the equipment installed.
Keywords Communication systems
Decision making
Motor vehicles
Police equipment
Test and evaluation
Vehicle components

Source Agency Office of Justice Programs.
NTIS Subject Category 91C - Fire Services, Law Enforcement, & Criminal Justice
43D - Police, Fire, & Emergency Services
85H - Road Transportation
Corporate Author Michigan State Police, Lansing.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1310
Contract Number N/A

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