Police cars to idle no longer
Police cars to idle no longer | The Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne, Ind.
There are explanations. Older police cars used a different type of police lights, those bright flashing spotlights on the roof and in the grilles and back windows.
“The old ones would drain the battery in no time,” York said.
A car with a dead battery is pretty much useless, so the cars were left running.
But times have changed. Police cars now have lights that use a lot less electricity, so it’s not always necessary to keep a car turned on.