Well for the color, it's California, not Kansas. they crack down on the two-tone scheme pretty heavily. This really varies state-to-state... for instance, in Indiana you can't drive a two-tone retired LE car if it was two-tone when you bought it, but there is nothing illegal about buying a one-tone retired LE car, then painting it two-tone.folks drive used crown vic and chevy ss , dodge ram truck, f150's cop cars around here all the time. some are even still black and white. why would an explorer be different?
So, it's ok for cops to drive 120 MPH for fun and not go to jail, but catch me doing it and how much do I have to pay for bail?
27 years of being a copper in California.
I once put a citation on an unmarked department vehicle, big Crown Vic / Interceptor with interior mounted emergency lighting, etc. to mess with my buddy while he was having lunch somewhere. He got me back by going 120 MPH one night in that same vehicle coming back from county jail ... a white knuckle ride.
Where did I say it was "for fun" or otherwise suggest it was not an officially condoned run?
Right there. Who needs to be driving 120 mph "away from the jail" as a payback for a ticket.
When should a cop ever drive 120 mph? even in a high speed chase there wold be a limit. what would your mayor say about that?
c'mon guy. We all know. just don't brag about it to us law abiding citizens, ok?
There are many reasons cops drive 120 mph.
We don't do it often, there are very strict parameters, the risk is high, and the conditions have to be just right. Highway cops may get more opportunities to "engage Ludicrous speed!" (from Spaceballs) but it was an extremely rare occurrence for me. It never have been allowed within the city limits.