Phantom 'Rolls' in to Abu Dhabi Police fleet
Sporting the colours of Abu Dhabi Police, the Rolls Royce Phantom has just debuted as the latest addition to the fleet of UAE police supercars.
Images of the new 2015 Rolls Royce Phantom first appeared over social media during the weekend, while the official unveiling occurred on Sunday to mark the opening of GCC Traffic Week in Abu Dhabi.
The car is currently on display at Yas Mall, adding another feather in the cap of the country’s fleet of official supercars that has grabbed global headlines.
Abu Dhabi Police has launched a new campaign to coincide with GCC Traffic Week, with a new slogan, ‘Your Choice Determines Your Destiny’, which aims to highlight the importance of personal responsibility in reducing traffic accidents.
These include abiding by traffic laws, not exceeding speed limits, maintaining a safe distance between vehicles and paying attention to the roads as opposed to your cellphone when driving.
Dubai Police launched its fleet of supercars in 2013, which now includes the Lamborghini Aventador, the Aston Martin One-77, the Mercedes SLS, the Bentley Continental GT Speed, the Ferrari FF and the McLaren MP4-12C.
The men in green’s superfleet also added the Bugatti Veyron last year, along with a superbike, in the form of a Can-am Spyder, to be used for providing security measures in tourist and commercial areas that have narrow street access; it can also be operated as a security specialist even for indoor events, Dubai Police stated at the time.
In March 2014, the authority also unveiled its superboat at the 22nd Dubai International Boat Show, which is touted to be the ‘fastest police boat in the GCC’, covering 90 miles per hour.
Meanwhile, even as Dubai Police has impressed with its fleet of supercars, the Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services (DCAS) steadily racing ahead as it added a Lotus to its fast fleet, which already includes two Ford Mustangs that were launched in June last year.
The third supercar was officially launched in October, with officials revealing that more cars will be added to the fleet.
An official from DCAS further told Emirates 24|7: “These supercars will serve as the first respondent vehicles during emergencies and will be stationed near Burj Khalifa and the Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), where you have a high influx of tourist traffic.
“The idea behind adding these sports cars to the fleet was also to ensure that these compact cars can reach places that were once inaccessible to the bigger ambulance vans.”
The interiors of the Lotus and the Mustangs have been designed by Dubai Ambulance, which are kitted out with 60 per cent of the medical equipment that you would find in a full-sized paramedic van.
These supercars are expected to reduce the response time from the current eight minutes to four, which could make all the difference between life and death during an emergency.
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