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Should The Government Scrap Future Purchases Of Used Cars For The Police? [1777 votes total]

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Posted By: Hylton Josephs

Posted On: February 3rd
Views: 2097
Used cars are not safe.

Most of the times our police will involve in ahigh speed chase, these second hand cars is not gaurantee to perform effectively, the drive have no history if the vehicle so anything likely to happen.

Posted By: V.Turner

Posted On: January 5th
Views: 3349
Used cars for police

Police can sell their used cars to ordinary citizens who want to buy them when they are done with them, but they need reliable cars if it becomes necessary to chase someone who sometimes, because of criminal activities are in better conditioned vehicle. The job of a police is already dangerous, so for them to be called into a dangerous situation in vehicles that is likely break down or difficult to start, could likely make a bad situation worst not only for police but those they are trying to protect. My son bought a used car not so long ago and every day it seems something else needs fixing.

Posted By: Chris

Posted On: December 21st
Views: 3936
Nothing wrong with used cars

"Police cars are supposed to be reliable and best working condition. I do not believe that used cars will serve well." - What utter rubbish. So are you saying that used cars are good for us the regular citizens who spend billions each year buying 5 yr old cars but NOT good enough for the police. Maintenance is the key. The govt treats their new cars in much the same way they would treat the used cars. They crash them, they dont maintain them, and the cars are useless long before their normal expected life span. So it would seem to me to buy 4 used cars for the price of 1 new one, that way more communities will have cars. The cars are going to last just as long as a new car(which is not long at all). Now the other side of the coin, can we afford the gas, the tyres, the insurance on 4 times as many cars?

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