Why are police cars painted black and white?
This goes back in history, as many were painted this way to be
conspicuous to the public. Easy to recognize, and public
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.
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.