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Old 25th October 2006, 11:24   #31
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If the family of the policemen are alright sitting in the rear of a police cruiser like a common criminal...who are we to object.
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We should just insist that all people sitting in the rear be handcuffed etc.
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Old 25th October 2006, 11:26   #33
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In western countries, a cop usually travels alone or maybe one partner.

In india, there is ususlly a driver, an inspector riding shotgun and 4-5 hefty havaldars in the back.

I can't imagine the plight of the poor Accent with its soft rear suspension.
Well in this case it is similar to western countries. The car will be manned by a sub inspector and a constable. Check this link:
http://news.monstersandcritics.com/i...il_Nadu_police

The Accent CRDi doesnt have a "soft rear suspension" like the petrol Accent. The CRDi has a stiffer suspension and handles better than the petrol.
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Old 25th October 2006, 11:28   #34
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No joe from another country should jump in and make fun of us saying...'hey look these Indian cops drive in these friggin accents' !
Well hyundai has certainly improved its brand image across the world. So i dont think this point is to be taken too seriously. And there are a lot of things to be improved like the roads, other infrastructure before looking for high profile cars. Also the mindset of the Indian public should change to make India a better country. It's useless to even think of a Lamhorghini or Benz for police forces before making better roads, better surveillance systems and even better police stations.

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Old 25th October 2006, 12:17   #35
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nice they look good in the papers today, why chennai only again since its made there or somethin ?
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Old 25th October 2006, 13:08   #36
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well i guess mumbai city should get a couple of these.....

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Old 25th October 2006, 13:49   #37
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i think elantra will make for a great cop car
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at least we're getting some cleaner cars on the road.

lets just hope 100 jeeps are being scrapped as an exchange!
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I think thethe police vehicles need to be more sturdy than the accent and I think a Scorpio would be the best alternative.Sturdy build+god crdi engine.I wanted to suggest the safari first but it faces reliability problems and is not so fast.Thus i prefer the scorpio.
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I stongly suspect that there will be a scramble amongst the senior police officers to grab the Accents and the junior guys who do the actual patrolling may end up with jeeps.
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i think elantra will make for a great cop car
Now that you said it, i feel so too.

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I stongly suspect that there will be a scramble amongst the senior police officers to grab the Accents and the junior guys who do the actual patrolling may end up with jeeps.
Senior police officers already have police vehicles (bolero/scorpio/baleno etc) alloted to them.

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Senior police officers already have police vehicles (bolero/scorpio/baleno etc) alloted to them.
Sure. And what's to prevent the seniors from handing over their Boleros/Scorpios/Balenos to their juniors and taking the brand new Accents? You might argue that on merit, the Crdi Accents are the best patrol vehicles, but this is mera Bharat mahaan -- merit seldom scores over seniority. But that is just my prediction, I may be wrong.

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From what I have seen, senior policemen do not like to be conspicuous and allow people to mark them out and note their movements. The cars that they use for private/official use do not usually have any conspicuous symbols on the exterior. They also like to keep a low profile. I am sure the Chennai cops would have similar preferences.

It is more likely to be misused by junior level officials and in that case too, if someone complains of reported misuse by a junior policeman of a vehicle meant for use on the job then he could be shafted.

Why take such risks, policemen always opt for unmarked cars for personal use so that no one notices any use or misuse of the same.
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I noticed cops also like to patronise local businesses when picking their rides.

So far, Maharashtra cops like to use the TRAX thats made there. Havent seen anyone else use it. Delhi police were the first to use the Gypsy.

Have you guys noticed any such trends?
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Has anyone seen cops use the tavera,dont know why this vehicle did not make the list of police vehicles here although vehicles like qualis,sumo,gypsy did make the cut.

The NSG[prime minister's security] have sure given safari a lot of prime time spotlight on TV

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