MANDURAH police were the first to receive a new generation of police cars today.
The new high visibility models have an air horn that can override the siren in an emergency.
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Colours chosen to feature on the cars make them highly visible to the elderly and those with poor vision.
Mandurah acting officer in charge Sergeant Lloyd Ellis said there has been a lot of attention lately on motorists failing to move for emergency service vehicles.
“The new cars are similar to what the traffic unit had, but these will be more widespread,” he said.
“It also emphasises that it is not just traffic who can pick people up and that we are all potentially booze buses.”
Sgt Ellis said the loud siren and a megaphone will also assist with crowd control at out of control gatherings.
The reflective colours of yellow and orange on the cars increase the car’s visibility in poor light at dusk and dawn.
A wider range of siren frequencies also feature on the cars.
Engineers spent months refining the cars before they were released.
Eventually, Mandurah and the State’s entire fleet will be replaced.