Friday, July 13, 2012

Hoon Chaser

Out here in the country if your car gets stolen it usually turns up burned out in the bush after being used as a mad mans toy for a few hours.  Burned out to prevent fingerprints being lifted.
In the larger cities though, your stolen car is likely to be used in the age old game of 'catch me if you can'. If the police do actually catch up to them they abandon the car and run away.
I'll put my money on fit young men against fat cops carrying half a ton of Bat Belt any day.

The answer to this (as thought up by some dumb ass sitting at a desk) was to make cop cars faster. They tried highly modified twin turbo 4WD Subaru WRX's and now they've gone Supercharged V8 Commodore.

The problems here is firstly the fact that the cops need to be able to drive hot cars…which they cant.
Secondly the public keeps getting in the way, and we've had some horrible accidents resulting in total innocents being killed.

Any ideas?



River said...

I don't see much point in making city cop cars faster when a lot of the time the chase is given up as soon as excessive speeds are reached because they don't want to be endangering the public.
I don't know of any other solution though. You'd have to speak to some car jackers and ask them what would be a deterrent, what would stop them taking off in someone else's car.

Joe Pereira said...

Robot cops driving super cars? Bound to make less mistakes. I've been watching too many sci fi films :)

Tempo said...

Hi River, I really have no idea about this, they have tried everything and it all fails. I'm guessing it's time to look outside the box and maybe make cars impossible to steal.
Hi Joe, It's a tough one for sure, there seem to be no easy answers. It all happens at night usually so Helicopters are of little use (we only have a few cop choppers)

Pearl said...

Many cities in the U.S. will call off high-speed chases for just this reason. The answer? I don't know. :-) Video? Honestly, some people are just going to be pricks, and I have great sympathy for the people who have chosen, as a career, to go up against them!


Tempo said...

It's the same here Pearl, so the hoons just go faster so the police stop chasing them, then they slow down to let the cops catch up and do it do you beat that? If there is an accident the police are open to great criticism for going too fast.

Twisted Scottish Bastard said...


Give the cops radar guided or laser designated missiles.

I would suggest the AGM-114Hellfire by choice.

Tempo said...

Hi TSB, that was my first though as well, theyre out there causing deaths, it's only fair their own deaths should be first on the list.

Steve said...

Life is just one step away from a Mad Max movie.

As long as it's not the third one.

Argentum Vulgaris said...

At first I thought that Hoon Chaser was a Paintshop job, but you're saying it's real...