Next Level Sh*t: Dubai’s Luxurious Fleet Of Police Cars (Video)POSTED ON:
Mar 08 2015
A few weeks ago, we told you how students at a University in Dubai came to school in flashy cars. Now, Dubaiâ€™s cops seem to be catching up too. The latest version of the emirates police fleet is so impressive, people on the streets are begging to be arrested and taken for a ride. Civilians actually stop to click photographs as the police cars pass by.
The latest addition to the fleet is a state-of-the-art, US $280,000 McLaren MP4-12C. It joins the Dubai policeâ€™s garage of the worldâ€™s most expensive patrol cars â€“ a Lamborghini, an Aston Martin, a Bentley, a Ferrari and a Chevrolet. All of these cars can comfortably exceed 190 miles per hour. They are almost impossible to outrun.
Road accidents are a common cause of death in the UAE; one person is killed in traffic every 26 hours. Most deaths are caused by speeding, driving while using mobile phones and driving without a seat-belt. Early last year, Dubai police released a government outlined specification stressing on the necessity of a fleet of top-of-the-range supercars to restore order on the city streets.
Officers need to take a compulsory driving course before they can get their pick off the fleet. Mariam Ahmed, a cop who personally owns a Toyota Land Cruiser, chose a Ferrari FF to patrol the streets. â€œItâ€™s the first time Iâ€™ve driven a sports car,â€ she said. â€œWhen they chose me, I couldnâ€™t believe it. Driving is just amazing. I miss the car off-duty. My Land Cruiser does not compare.â€
Interestingly, ever since the supercar fleet was introduced, speeding drivers have been pleading policemen to detain and escort them to the station in these cars. â€œItâ€™s funny because we hear people begging us to arrest them for any reason so they can have a tour in the Ferrari,â€ Mariam said.