What do Police Cars look like around the World?
If you’re renting a car in a foreign country, it’s wise to familiarize yourself with as much as possible before taking to the roads. We’ve developed a suite of ‘Drive Smart
’ guides to help you feel at home on the road at over 30 different countries all over the world. Covering what side of the road to drive on
, speed limits
and alcohol limits by country
, we’ve now added what police cars look like all over the world.
Whilst we hope that you don’t encounter a police car for the wrong reasons when on holiday, it’s wise to understand some of the local customs that are likely different from home, wherever in the world home might be. For example, did you know that in Cyprus
, the police drive with their blue lights flashing whilst driving at all times, whether in an emergency or not, you’ll know they’re responding to an emergency if the sirens are sounding or if they are flashing their headlights to get your attention.
Police Cars by Country
Weird Police Cars and Vehicles
It’s not only police cars either that you need to familiarize yourself with, some countries use a variety of different police vehicles with motorcycles proving very popular, but it doesn’t stop there. Belgium
have a police limousine in operation, officers in London will often be seen getting around the busy streets by bicycle. Officers in Uruguay might pay you a visit on a Segway, whilst the Belarus
police force even have a police tractor!
Not all police cars are built the same however, some police forces have splashed out on some exotic police cars, see a list of our favourites with our Best Police Cars