New Highway Patrol Police car.
New Highway Patrol Police car. Contributed

Stop buying all these high-tech patrol cars

ANOTHER day, another high-tech police highway patrol car.

This time it's a 460kW BMW M5 Competition, described as a "formidable opponent for those planning to attempt a getaway” and is capable of scorching to 100km/h in 3.3 seconds.

Drivers' reactions weren't a surprise, with many slamming the decision.

Asho Campbell said: "All that power and speed along with the price tag is a total waste, considering that Victoria Police aren't allowed to give chase at all”.

But Greg Stonham reckoned it didn't matter how much power it had if you can't drive.

"I've seen a Barina outrun a bull wagon, a general duty and highway patrol car in New South Wales,” he said.

Perry Weihoenig said they should have bought a few "XD Falcons and put the rest towards catching drug importers, the majority of crimes are drug related. Put a stop to that and our crime rate will reduce by 50 per cent”.

Big Rigs


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