A Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe has joined the Victorian Police as both an operational highway patrol car and promotional vehicle.

VICTORIA POLICE has taken possession of a brand-new 430kW and 760Nm Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe which can sprint to 100km/h in just 4.2 seconds. Codenamed, and wait for it, Guardian, the new police car will “be used as both an operational highway patrol car and to promote in-car safety features at exhibits across the state over the next 12 months,” Victoria Police said.

Assistant Commissioner Doug Fryer said it was important for people to consider buying the safest car they could afford when the time came to purchase a new vehicle. Interestingly, it’s usually a Volvo that people immediately think of when it comes to safety, and not a high-performance Mercedes-AMG.

“Death and serious injuries on Victorian roads could be reduced by a third overnight if everyone was driving the safest cars they can afford,” he said.

“We’re not saying that everyone needs to rush out and buy the latest and greatest but we need people to prioritise safety over leather seats and shiny wheels.

“Your car should be a guardian for your safety and the safety of your family much like police are a guardian for everyone in the community.”

“Police have a responsibility to do more than just catch unsafe drivers and we can do this by promoting safer vehicles and encouraging business to play its part.

“We know about half of all used cars in Victoria are former fleet vehicles so if businesses ensure they’re leasing and purchasing the safest vehicles the benefits will flow on to their fellow Victorians.

Interestingly, the assistant commissioner didn’t mention driver education. Unfortunately, no matter how safe your car is, you’re still at the mercy of the idiot driver in the car next to you.

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