Detroit’s business leaders donated $8 million to the police department and fire department in order to buy new vehicles. However, the police department encountered safety issues with these cars. The Plexiglass partition separating front and back seats is easily breached. This is potentially dangerous because prisoners usually sit in the back. The front passenger seat is also installed too close to the dashboard. If there is an accident, the dashboard can render airbags more dangerous and make the officers more vulnerable.
Although it is not clear that which model is flawed, we all know there are only three major models the police department in the US uses now: the Chevrolet Caprice, the Dodge Charger, and the Ford Taurus. I think it is interesting the three models being used are being produced by the Detroit 3 and at least one of them is not doing their job. I have driven both Caprice and Charger and both of them have plenty of driver and passenger seat room(Charger has better passenger seat room but limited head room in the back), I don’t really know about Ford Taurus so someone please help me out here. But fortunately at least one of the two problems is easy to fix. The Plexiglass problem just need an extra layer of grating over the Plexiglass and it would be much harder to break (I think).