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NY State Police Cite Plan To Update Patrol Vehicle Fleet

nyspnNew York State Police say an update of the patrol vehicle fleet will be completed by the next fiscal year, removing those with more than 125,000 miles driven.

The agency, responding to a complaint by the troopers’ union, says vehicles are routinely inspected, serviced and maintained, and that those with high mileage are taken off the road “as resources allow.”

Spokesman William Duffy says trooper safety is a top priority and plans are to complete the fleet update by fiscal 2016-2017.

The New York State Troopers Police Benevolent Association says 45 percent of roughly 1,300 patrol vehicles used statewide have traveled more than 100,000 miles, nearly one-third of those with more than 125,000 miles.

The union says significant breakdowns have occurred, including bearing failure and axle shaft fracture.


2 Responses

  1. this is normal. My vehicles have more than this and it is normal wear and tear. I have vehicles with 200,000 city miles and 125,000 does not warrant replacement. After 200,000 it is time to go

  2. The amount of miles on your cars makes no difference. You must stay on the safe side when dealing with emergency vehicles. I am involved with hatzolah emergency vehicles service and the like and as soon as an ambulance is not at its finest performance we get rid of them and get new ones you can’t risk these things when it comes to emergencies. I agree fully with the state police and admire any person that had to do with the idea.

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