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Why are police cars painted black and white?

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2018-04-16 08:37:32

This goes back in history, as many were painted this way to be

conspicuous to the public. Easy to recognize, and public

awareness.

It's a long standing tradition. People like it.

Depends on where you are: there are no black and white police

cars in Australia. Most are white with blue markings (blue and

white checks are associated with police in this country) while

highway patrol cars are often unmarked and in whatever colours come

from the manufacturer. Some patrol cars are factory colour plus

dayglow strips (presumably for visibility) with another strip in

blue/white checks. This varies from state to state, too.

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Black and white police cars usually have the doors white, and front

and rear clips black. that way they will be more visible when the

vehicle is parked at a right angle to the freeway. and so the

vehicle can be less visible when parked parallel to a road. you may

notice that when a black and white police vehicle willl pull

someone over, they will park the police car at a angle slightly to

the left of the road to make the white doors more visible.


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