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Toronto Police to Test Drive Smart Cars

Smart Police Car photo by blogTO Flickr pooler fisso416.

At least this way you won't be able to say the cops aren't smart.

Toronto Police have begun a pilot project that will see our city's finest speeding around town in more full efficient - and strangely cute - vehicles. Right now the force has two Smart cars and is using them for parking enforcement duty.

They are also testing out Honda Civic hybrids in pilot projects that could some day see the thin blue line become a little greener. About 25 police officers have had training on operating the Smart cars, but if all goes well that number will soon grow.

Not only are the cars more fuel efficient and therefore more environmentally friendly, they also handle well and their small size makes them easy to park on city streets. The cars can reach a top speed of around 100km/h.

Police in London, England gave Smart cars a trial run in 2002 and have been using them ever since.

I wonder if they'll be equipping them with Nintendo Wiis?


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