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Title: Model Year Patrol Vehicle Testing, 1981
Corporate Author: Michigan State Police
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 51
Sponsoring Agency: Michigan State Police
East Lansing, MI 48823
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 77NI-99-001(S-2)
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents evaluation results of 1981 police patrol vehicles; the evaluation was conducted by the Michigan State Police (MSP) as part of its annual testing program.
Abstract: Both full- and mid-size cars were evaluated, with five of each tested in the 8-cylinder-engine category. Two mid-size 6-cylinder automobiles were also evaluated. Most test results are presented in summary form. Results cover vehicle dynamics testing, acceleration and top speed testing, brake testing, ergonomics and communications, fuel economy, and MSP patrol vehicle weighting and scoring for model year 1981. In addition, bid specifications and manufacturer specifications are included. Appendixes present detailed Michigan State vehicle specifications and manufacturer specifications, vehicle acceleration data, and bid adjustment procedures. A total of 11 tables and 3 figures are provided.
Index Term(s): Equipment evaluation; Police cars
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