Good news for the relationship between the police and the public.
It comes via an ever more popular car, smart.
As you may know, the NYPD drive smart cars.
250 Went into service in 2016. 29 more are on order.
For Manhattan, what could be better.
Size alone gives police officers newfound agility and convenience.
If only the US Treasury Department minted something smaller than a dime. That way you could describe the coin smart can turn on.
Maneuverability is akin to a blob of mercury you can pour through the tightest angles.
And the design deserves hurrahs.
At the heart of the car is a steel cage that’s a wonder of engineering when it comes to protecting occupants. Life-saving stories abound.
We have Mercedes-Benz to thank for all this. smart is their baby.
Oddly enough Mercedes-Benz parentage doesn’t seem to be common knowledge in the States.
Yes, we’re praising smart to the skies, but maybe its greatest advantage has been wholly unexpected.
Somehow as smart drivers the cops seem friendlier and approachable.
Overnight, law enforcement has become more sensitive than brutal.
Remarkably, the public have developed something of an affection for the police thanks to the smart image.
Well, cute describes it.
More to that, it has prompted dialogue between the law and the public. Suddenly you have cooperation and understanding.
There’s a turn up for the books.
When presented with a $115 fine for double parking, a new respect for the cops might even get you to say ‘thank you very much, sir’.
It’s said the car you drive says a lot about you.
smart proves that.
It proves it to the point law enforcement agencies nationwide might want to take a lesson from the NYPD and buy smart cars.
How smart would that be.