Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2005 09:54:40 -0400
From: "Tex" <texnospamm101.org>
Subject: Re: MotorWeek review of 9-7x on tv -- god bless my Tivo


"Johannes" <johsnospam-gets-slammed-sizefitter.com> wrote in message news:43092595.8A0435Cnospam-gets-slammed-sizefitter.com... > We get these US TV films about wildest police chases. Mostly very > entertaining to watch. What puzzles me, however, is that the villains > mostly use SUVs or trucks whereas the police use large floppy sedan cars. > Hence it doesn't take long for the villain to decide to flee over fields > or private property land. The police always follow suit like bloodhounds, > though handicapped by their floppy cars. But they nevertheless hang on > as much as possible, often successful because the villain makes a silly > mistake and get stuck. But why does the police not use SUVs? Interesting perspective. However, you could argue the reverse as well. If the police drive big and slow SUVs, criminals will simply switch to getting chased in faster sports cars or even motorcycles. There is no such as a perfect chasing vehicle (all vehicles have their "achilles heel"). As you probably noticed on the show, the police use their unlimited resources (helicopters and other police vehicles also in pursuit) to chase and stop the suspect. They also, to a certain degree bank on criminals eventually making a dumb mistake. BTW, the police in the US do use SUVs, but to a much less extent than cars. And the police cars themselves are almost always fitted with heavier duty equipment than stock vehicles. - tex

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